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Category: Ed's Balcony Garden | Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:45 pm

Friends, I come again for an answer.
The problem is when I get a potted plant which I know may be potbound,I fear that if I transplant it the plant will die.
Mart your plants are doing VERY well.
I think I'm loosing my mind,and if I'm not worring about myself then its my plants.
Well now that I've spoke my dumb mine I need to get outside and do something.
Thanks for listening and sleep warm.

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Mrs. Galeassi wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 6:53 pm:

I'm not sure what potbound means, but when I trnsplant my plants from one pot to another I kinda roll the pot between my hands putting gentle pressure to losen the soil and depending on the size depends on how I get it out.... if its large I just gently turn the pot to its side and put the plant between my middle and fore finger and tip it upside down almost till it comes out and the I put in the new pot which already has soil and a space in the middle for the roots.... if its a small plants I just use my lil hand shovel thingy.... good luck hope I helped a little.... :)

carolyn keiper wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 7:43 pm:

Ed, Don't over stress too much. I actually cut the some of the roots off when I am repotting pot bound plants. I don't think I have killed one yet except for the fern that I cut all the foliage off at the same time, oops.

Donna S wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 10:40 pm:

Have no fear. Potbound plants love to be transplanted. They will almost jump for joy.

mart wrote on Wed May 01, 2013 10:51 pm:

True all of the above !! It stresses the plants to have all the roots squeezed together with no room to spread out !! Glad the tomatoes are doing well !!

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