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Green Thumb
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Joined: Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:02 am
Location: San Bernardino Mountains, California

To Pot Plant or To ground plant..tis' the question!

In many cases I've read that plants (most plants) do better planted in ground. Which makes complete sense. But I've been thinking I might move sometime before I die lol and these plants have a long life span. So what do I do? Plant them anyway and then dig them up when its time to move ( if thats even possible without killing the plant ).. or just grow them in pots all over the place and hope they grow ok? I know most people will just "leave" all their beloved plants behind when moving.. but when it comes to my rare ones like the Jade vine and the Puya berteronianas I want them to thrive as well as being able to bring them with me if I ever decide to move. Especially since it can take the Puya berteroniana up to 8 years just to bloom :lol: What do you think I should do? Any suggestions?

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Super Green Thumb
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Location: Oregon

Plants become root bound in pots and the soil becomes spent. If you plant them in the ground you can dig them up if you take a bunch of the root most plants move just fine.

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