What does it mean for cucumber seedlings to maintain their root ball?

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asked Jun 5, 2013 by cheryl beaudoin
edited Jun 5, 2013 by cheryl beaudoin
My Journal is telling me Do your cucumber seedlings maintain their root ball... I have no idea what that is?? thank you for any help.

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answered Jun 6, 2013 by Deleted User
It might mean the soil that's "trapped" by the roots when you take the small plant out of the seedtray. When you grow from seed either in seedtrays or in small pots, you should wait untill the roots have completely wrapped themselves around the soil so that when you take the plant out of the pot, the pot should stay clean. The cucumber plants should be big enough to handle at this stage. I hope this will help. P.
thank you very much... that makes sense.  However, I've done all seeds right into soil in garden ground...