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TimC

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Potting from nursery pot to ceramic
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:42 PM »
Got white pine and black pine in nursery pot, water running through slowly.  It is past repot time, but are these exceptions?
 

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Re: Potting from nursery pot to ceramic
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 05:47 PM »
What state? I am still repotting pines and Junipers etc
 

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Re: Potting from nursery pot to ceramic
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 05:50 PM »
Texas, and some of the material is pot bound, hence my desire to take them from the plastic pots and put them in something better.
 

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Re: Potting from nursery pot to ceramic
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2013, 09:55 PM »
It is most likely too late to repot. Since they are in nursery containers, you lift the out of the containers, cut through the circling roots from the top of the soil 3-4 times, cut in an inch or so from the sides, then put the tree back into a slightly larger nursery container using a commercial typ potting mix. Water well nd then look to repot next spring.
 

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Re: Potting from nursery pot to ceramic
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 03:10 PM »
It is most likely too late to repot. Since they are in nursery containers, you lift the out of the containers, cut through the circling roots from the top of the soil 3-4 times, cut in an inch or so from the sides, then put the tree back into a slightly larger nursery container using a commercial typ potting mix. Water well nd then look to repot next spring.

Would you leave the roots at the very bottom alone?
 

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Re: Potting from nursery pot to ceramic
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2013, 07:39 AM »
It is most likely too late to repot. Since they are in nursery containers, you lift the out of the containers, cut through the circling roots from the top of the soil 3-4 times, cut in an inch or so from the sides, then put the tree back into a slightly larger nursery container using a commercial typ potting mix. Water well nd then look to repot next spring.

Would you leave the roots at the very bottom alone?

no, remove the bottom pad of clustered roots
 

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Re: Potting from nursery pot to ceramic
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 10:18 AM »
Don good catch, I missed the follow up.