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If you have ordered your plants through the mail, you should unpack your bare-root plants as soon as they are delivered. You should plant them quickly to keep the roots moist.
When you lift the plants from their containers, inspect each one carefully and trim any dangling or damaged roots. Place the plant in your garden so the soil line it is planted in matches where it was in the container. Be sure to spread out the plant's roots. This will encourage root growth. Fill in the hole with soil and then place a shoebox or a paper cone over the plant for at least one day.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|