We plant a few medium size pots in front of the house each year with annuals and love doing them as they are very pretty. At the end of last year, we pulled the greenery off and left the roots in the pot and stored the pots with dirt and roots.
As we plan to plant new annuals this year, we discussed 'derooting' the pots and freshening the soil (wife's view) vs. just planting as they are with old roots and such in it (my view). Obviously, her perspective would work, but be labor intensive. My thought is that it is all organic and all of the Miracle grow we put in last year is still there, the soil is fine. Does anyone have thoughts or experience with this? Will the roots and 'old' dirt will harm the growth this year? Will the plants be root bound? Thanks for your thoughts.