Your Bare Root Plants Are Here – What Next?

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Your Bare Root Plants Are Here – What Next?

Growing from bare roots is simple! As soon as your Burpee package is delivered, you can plant your bare roots in the garden – they can take the frost and cold weather. Here’s what to do when your bare root plants arrive:


Step 1

Open the box! Remove bare root plants from the packaging – they’re shipped dormant because it is less stressful on the plants.


Step 2

Look for our handy Garden Guides inside and prep according to the directions for your specific bare roots.


Step 3

Soak roots in lukewarm water for two hours just before planting.* Water thoroughly after planting in your garden, and expect to see new growth in 4-6 weeks.


*Note: It’s important not to let your bare roots dry out! If you must wait longer than a few days before planting, store them in a cool place outdoors and keep the wood chips that surround the roots damp. Do not keep bare roots inside, and do not put them in the refrigerator.


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July 6, 2021
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