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An Answer to A Burning Question

by Fern on November 11, 2008

in General

One of my favorite new blogs, North Coast Gardening, is chock full of great ideas and advice. Gen, the person in charge over there, has a degree in horticulture and works as a professional landscape designer and garden coach. In a recent email convo with her, I popped a question, and she just posted a very informative answer over at her blog. Gen is starting a question and answer feature, so if you ever wanted to ask a gardening expert a question, now is the time to ask!

Here is my question:

Why is it better to transplant a plant into a series of progressively larger pots? I’ve seen that recommended in books, but they never say why it’s better than a small plant potted in a big pot (other than the obvious point that a tiny plant in a huge pot would look ridiculous).

And here is Gen’s answer.

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