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Re: Potting hostas for moving

Spade vs. fork,

>  Does the shovel cut too many roots, and if so, how
>does the fork avoid doing that.. I'm thinking that if you don't dig your
>large enough to miss the roots, you either cut them with the shovel, or you
>stretch them till they break  with the fork..
>Somebody want to es'plain that to me??
>Thanks - Ronnie
By loosening up the soil in a radial pattern around the hosta you can avoid
almost all root loss. I  start loosening  the soil up to two feet away from
the crown on a large hosta.

My soil is sandy loam. Clay soils would be more difficult.

Dan Nelson

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