|Sorbet Peony grown from bare root|
Improve plant growth by examining the bare roots. A healthy bare root that does not have gray mold or root breakage will grow into a strong and healthy plant, tree, or shrub.
Many gardeners order bare root plants and shrubs from magazines and online nurseries.
These bare roots are plants that do not have soil surrounding them and the seller can ship them easily to the customer because the shipping is not hard on the plant, they do not require moisture and can be packed easily in peat moss.
I find that these companies offer a good good selection of bare root plants and shrubs and that the prices are fair. I like to order rose bushes, flowering shrubs and trees.
Over the years I have had better luck growing a bare root plants then planting a seedling that has been packed and shipped in the mail. I think my success in growing bare root plants is because I examine the root very carefully.
If the mold is covering all of the roots and the roots feel soft then the plant is dead or close to being dead.
The root will then have the energy to grow well. Remember a healthy bare-root will grow into a strong and healthy plant, tree or shrub.
Most sellers will accommodate the customer by offering a replacement or will refund your money.
Here is a YouTube video on how to plant bare root roses: