Garden: bareroot planting

Winter is known as the dormant season, that time of year when many plants go into hibernation and conserve their energies until spring. At this time one of the great enjoyments for the gardener is planting bareroot plants.

Bareroot plants are purchased and planted in their dormancy (between November and March) with the soil shaken from their roots for ease of dispatch.

The advantage being that not only are they less expensive to purchase, and more ecological without the plastic tubs and other packaging, they also are less likely to bring soilborne disease or pests into your garden.

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Written by Fiann Ó Nualláin

Fiann is an award winning garden designer, author and broadcaster with a background in fine art, ethnobotany and complementary medicine. theholisticgardener.com / @HolisticG

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