How do roots help a young plant grow?

Answer because the roots support the plant during storms if planted on an angle. They also gather nutrients for the plant.

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Do plant roots ever grow in the same direction?

Although a root system's downward growth is largely controlled by gravity, the direction of individual roots is dictated by water, air and mineral availability and soil quality. Roots will grow in ... Read More »

How to Grow Cuttings from Plant Branches That Already Have Roots?

You can grow plants from cuttings that already have roots. All you need is a rock. This method will work well on plants that are hard to grow from cuttings.

How long does it take for a plant cutting to grow roots?

According to the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE), roots can take anywhere from 10 days to two months to grow once you have propagated the cutting. Much depends on the type of ... Read More »

If I take the roots of a plant of out a pot, could I grow vegetables or fruits in it's place?

What you want to do is to container garden, and yes many people are very successful doing it. That is what roof-top gardening is all about. Only one plant per pot.If you go your local garden cent... Read More »