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    Minerva is offline Seedling
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    Default Help! I've been stupid...Purple Sprouting Broccoli question

    Hi all,

    I've done something very stupid and left some pots of PSB in a greenhouse on top of soil. The result is that roots have grown through the holes in the puts and into the soil so now the plants are stuck!

    Will I harm the plants by just pulling them up and tearing those roots which have grown into the ground?

    Thanks very much!

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    Can't you lift them carefully with a trowel, and cut the pots off?
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    water them very well before you trowel them out. Mind the houseflies
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    Root pruning, it's called! TS has it right as usual. Water well and they'll tease out.
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    Minerva is offline Seedling
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    I've dug up one so far following your tips and it seems to be surviving outside. Fingers crossed the rest will do well too.

    Thanks everyone for the advice!

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