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Newbie Q regarding bare root plants

HeftyHefty Posts: 370

i got these recently and have no idea which way up or how deep they should be??

do the sprouting bits need to b above or below the soil?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556

    Hi Hefty

    What are they?

    The brown bits are root, bury them

    The white bits would have been green bits in day light. Hard to say how deep without knowing what. Those white bits may turn green or die back, I'd nurture them for a while before you plant them out.

     

     

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,310

    White shoots at the top sticking out of the ground.

    Roots in the ground.

    Don't worry about the white shoots being wonky - they'll straighten themselves up.

    Think I'd grow them on in pots until they get a bit bigger to protect them from slugs and inclement weather.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,310

    Snap Nut image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    ok great to know thanks, i didnt want to put them in the wrong way or anything, and yeah maybe ill pot em up first for a bit

    top pic is an Astrantia and the 2nd pic is a Coneflower

    many thanks!

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556
    Hefty wrote (see)

     

    top pic is an Astrantia and the 2nd pic is a Coneflower

     

    I would never have guessedimage

     

     

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    dunno what id do without all the help on this forum!!!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556

    That's the advantage of sowing in pots rather than the bags aym. The plants know which way is upimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556

    There's the difference. I don't use a fridge, I use outsideimage I sometimes bag them, pot as well,  if I think they'll get eaten

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,533
    Fridges and propagators, natures own is best.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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