- First you want to use a shovel or garden fork to dig up a section of the roots of an established plant. Don’t dig it entirely out. If it is growing too far to the left and crowding another plant, start there.
- Cut and remove the plant and the root and shake off the excess soil and separate the plant into clumps of about a fist size.
- Choose where you want the new plants to reside and dig holes about twice the size of the root clumps you will be planting.
- Replant the new divisions into the holes into which you have placed 2 to 4 inches of compost in the bottom. Press soil around the plant firmly so that it will not fall over, but not so tightly that you press out the air or the water from the soil.
- Water well and let thrive.
|courtesy of J Crowlie|