Making a plant "bareroot"

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Dahc, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Dahc

    Dahc Don't Tase me, bro!?!

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    Hi,

    I have to send someone some raspberries and I need to know how to prune up a plant to make it good for shipping. Can anyone help me with that?
     
  2. Ann Mary

    Ann Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    In the past I have hosed off the dirt from the roots, laid the whole plant on a couple pieces of newspaper, sprinkled a few of those water-gel crystals (already hydrated) on the roots. then rolled up the plant, gently wet it all down and put it in a plastic bag. Some bare-root plants that have arrived here have had a few air holes in the bags to allow for a bit of circulation and others have not. All I have shipped this was have arrived in good shape so far. If the root system have a few long stragglers it may be best to cut them off in line with the rest of the roots unless it can be curled in there without damaging it.