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Q.planting bare root chocolate cosmos

Zone 5 | tmc added on May 21, 2012 | Answered

Received by mail, not sprouting. How do you know which end to plant? Both ends look the same, no crown. Not sure what to do.

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Answered on May 26, 2012

Regardless of how you plant them, the right end will come up. Plants naturally have systems in place to ensure even if they are planted upside down, they will grow right side up.

That being said, you should notice that one side of the rootball has more of the finer roots than they other. This is the side that goes down. The plant will come up quicker if planted the right side down, but in the long run, it does not make a difference.

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