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Old 12-29-2019, 03:29 PM   #1
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Apparently, planting in square holes (instead of round) benefits roots and more:

https://www.intelligentliving.co/pla...-square-holes/
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Makes sense to me.
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Round holes have worked fine for me...but, yes, this seems to make sense.
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I suppose as the roots grow, they would hit a corner and keep on going in an outward path instead of following around and around as they could in a circular hole. Would lessen the chance of a girdling effect that could..... strangle a tree in time.
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I think I read that rocks (or, more precisely, sharp rocks) in the soil help roots to avoid the spiraling of roots.

I am notorious for not digging huge holes, but I do unwind and spread out the roots of anything that is potbound or even if they are not). I figure s we are holes can't hurt. I may give it a try next time.
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