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Transplanting Gaura

Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,277
I grew Gaura The Bride from seed last year and was amazed how quickly they grew and flowered.
However, I had so many that I have 12 that are still in 2L pots and growing well.
Today I decided it was time to plant them out, but the tap root has grown down into the soil below the pots and if I lift a pot the tap root (about 1/2" dia.) snaps off at the base of the pot.
Will they recover, or are the ones still in pots headed for the compost?
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  • LynLyn Posts: 21,896
    Worth a try Pete,  try and dig the soil around the pot so to risk damage. Dig a deep hole to accommodate roots. You’ve nothing to lose. They may be ok. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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