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Re: soil mixing

Chick, could it be that the roots of potted plants are immature and as they
grow they strengthen, becoming more able to push through the soils in our
gardens?  But plants that are b&b have more mature roots and are as strong
as they will get and if the soil is amended the roots will stay in it, sort
of like the point of least resistance?
Sam I Am

> zonneveld wrote:
> >  So if there is large difference between the garden
> > soil  and your amendement/ the soil in the pot, the roots are not fit
> > for your garden soil They dont make new roots because they
> > already have roots but of the wrong kind!.
> We had this discussion a couple of years ago and I still have the same
> question.
> If the statement is true, why don't we have any problems with 99% of the
> plants we grow?  It sounds good in theory, but the fact is that virtually
> none of the plants you buy, with maybe the exception of b&b trees and
> shrubs, are grown in soil that resembles what most people have in their
> gardens.  Almost everything now is grown in peat and/or bark.  Since very
> few of us have garden soil that is primarily peat or bark, why do we have
> so few problems getting plants to grow?
> Chick
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