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| I used to trim the roots back to about 3"-4", but the last couple years, I just leave them "full length". If folks want them shorter...they can trim them ! In moving some plants around, last year, I found that the "full length" roots...even after being "out of the ground" for over a week, and being "all dried up", *rejuvenated* themselves all the way to the tips, after just several days in the ground. IMHO, it makes sense to leave them, as the energy it takes that plant to grow NEW ones, may be what seperates a "good doer" from a "goner"
I'm getting REAL anxious to see the last of my orders arrive ! Schreiner's *should* be here today...I hope ! I have heard a few folks say they have received theirs from Argyle...so I'm *hopeful" mine will come this next week, too ! A couple "buddy boxes" should be coming this next week as well, and I know there are two scheduled for early September (beardless, mostly, but a couple TB's , as well). And, When I see what the "pickle Barrel" has to offer !!
I don't know if it's my climate, my soil, or my culture, but, if I can't get bearded into the ground in time to see new leaf growth by July 15th, I can kiss any chance of next year's bloom goodbye . And If I can't get them in the ground by August 15th, I have to keep them "weighted down", and / or mulched to even keep them alive until spring !
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