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Don Blackmond

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2013, 10:03 AM »
thank you, the plan is to repot half and not touch the other half. so the end product will be half boon mix and the other the same soil. hopfuly that will work for now. any suggestions welcomed

bare root half and clean up the other half
 

Jay tupelo

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2013, 10:06 AM »
when you mean clean up the other half do you mean the top soil 1-2 inches with new non organic mix thanks
 

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2013, 11:16 AM »
Jay, John gave me specific JBP potting instructions on a thread called emergency repot JBP, or something like that.   Rel. new thread. 

Boon, I missed Thanking you for the info on that pine.  Very impressive! ;)
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2013, 08:27 PM »
when you mean clean up the other half do you mean the top soil 1-2 inches with new non organic mix thanks

yes, I would remove loose old soil and debris but not do root work on that half.  The extent of what you do also depends on what you find when you get it out of the pot.
 

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2013, 04:26 PM »
Don,

What do you do when long roots are circling on the bottom of the pot? I seems to me you can't restrict to one side only?
How do you solve this?

Dirk
 

John Kirby

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2013, 11:04 PM »
You cut them off. The point is to leave a portion of the roots, about 1/2 still covered in soil. The 1/2 you don't bare root is equivalent to about 20% of the root mass. Just because you don't bareroot it, doesn't mean you don't work the roots.
 

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2013, 12:06 AM »
John,
Does barerooting allways mean washing out the roots with water, or is there another way to get all the old soil out?
 

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2013, 09:09 AM »
when you mean clean up the other half do you mean the top soil 1-2 inches with new non organic mix thanks

Jay, if you'll be anywhere near Birmingham, I'll be happy to assist with repotting this tree.  I repot JBP early/mid-march here.
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2013, 11:29 AM »
on the portion you bareroot, use tools or whatever you want to use and clean out the old soil.  make sure you get to the core of the root mass and clean out the clay/sand/muck etc.  rinse thoroughly to wash clean.

on the portion you don't bareroot, trim the encircling roots back and clean off loose soil and debris.  the idea is to leave a good portion of that 1/2 rootball intact and undisturbed.  but, you should fix problems you see.
 

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2013, 12:13 PM »
I don't recommend washing. You'll just wash away the beneficial fungus needed especially by JBP.
 

Jay tupelo

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Re: Decandle what if?
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2013, 10:37 PM »
thanks brain ill keep that in mind. ill be honest im in nursing school and ill be lucky to sqeeze in time for this project. ill more than likely have to take on this task on my own but i just want to take everyone in this forum for all the helpfull information, not everyone has the time and RESOURES... so thanks for all the help guys ..  back to studying  :-[