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Old 01-25-2014, 06:35 PM
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old garden/compost spot

We have a field that we have been composting in for some time. It used to be a garden but just do not have time for it. Very rich soil. Would it be a good idea to plant field containers with plants that we use more often in landscaping? Considered Leyland Cypress, arborvitae, nandina's, hollies.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:01 PM
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Pots will be heavy.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:41 PM
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Pots will be heavy.
What if we were to simply plant a one gallon shrub and nurture till large enough for 3,5,7 gallon material
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:11 PM
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If you are saying leave the plant in a one gallon pot until it is as big as a 7 gallon plant you will have serious root issues. So much so that it probably wouldn't look very good. Roots need to grow with the top. You could add perlite to the compost to make it lighter.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:14 PM
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If you are saying leave the plant in a one gallon pot until it is as big as a 7 gallon plant you will have serious root issues. So much so that it probably wouldn't look very good. Roots need to grow with the top. You could add perlite to the compost to make it lighter.
I am sorry, I meant plant a plant the size of one gallon out of pot and directly into the soil. The soil is fairly light as that's been our dumping ground for promix and such
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:33 PM
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does anyone have any idea where I could find some tips online about field planting shrubs? Or do any of you guys have tips?
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:53 AM
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does anyone have any idea where I could find some tips online about field planting shrubs? Or do any of you guys have tips?
Extension Office would be perfect for this. Right up their alley.
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