I have a rosemary plant that I have brought in that needs transplanted
into a larger pot. At the same time, I want to replace the soil. How
do I replace the soil around the roots without killing the plant?
Very carefully... and even then it's risky to do that to any woody
If I feel it needs to be done, I cross my fingers and gently shake the
soil from the root system and if I want to remove even more, I'll rinse
it under a gentle stream of water. You want to do as little root damage
Personally, I don't bother with soil replacement unless I feel the soil
has too much mineral or nitrogen buildup and has become toxic. I
generally just loosen the root ball a bit to ease the roots transition
into the new soil.
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