Routine Root Trimming


Has any one experimented with trimming roots? I know that in tree farms roots are sometimes trimmed to promote increased feeder root growth. I’m not sure if this can be applied to plants or not. If so could a person continually (once a week/day) prune the roots allowing for a smaller/denser root area.

I will be trying this out on romaine lettuce. Shoot me a message if you want my notes or if you have suggestions.


Absolutely has an impact. I strongly encourage you to pick up the book I reference here: Plant Intelligence where there is a long explanation of how root trimming can impact growth.