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    Repotting RIGHT Now. Against the Rules to Lay Roots Out Instead of Down?

    I've been growing plants in window boxes, but when I take these plants out, I notice some have roots all bunched up at the bottom. I bought bigger pots, but not enough to put all the rooty plants in them. Is it against the rules to lay them out maybe 8", about 3-4" deep, rather than mostly downward? Or is that how it's supposed to be done anyway?

    I have to go out to get more RO water, and I might stop at Walmart to get more pots if needed.

    Thanks

    So far I think I broke 3 flower stalks when repotting. Thirty-one stalks remaining.
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    I might have missed it, but what plants are these? Drosera or

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    Sorry, I was hurrying and forgot to include that. They're all Sarrs.
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    Here's kind of an idea of what I'm talking about. The base of the plant is a couple inches higher than the lowest spot on the roots, but the roots go way out.

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    same with me, i top dressed with sphagnum
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