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Re: Starting a nursery/David!


Drainage may be a good part of the problem, as we have heavy clay  
here. All were on a slope, though, and I guess I thought that  
slope=drainage. The one that survived was in the most protected spot,  
next to the koi pond, but it was the most abused, losing the growing  
plant that I received (something broke it off at soil level) and  
having to produce a new keiki that first year. Go figure.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 17, 2005, at 12:13 AM, David Franzman wrote:

> Hi Cathy
>
> That's odd because they are 20' tall here.  I have three groves of  
> them.  I can understand them freezing but if they survived the  
> winter I don't know why they wouldn't grow.  Does your soil drain  
> well?
>
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter"  
> <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 7:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Starting a nursery/David!
>
>
>
>> Tried them here. Of three, one made it through the winter (with
>> protection). The sprout from that plant has not gotten taller than
>> 3", thought it appears healthy. Thind I will dig it up, put it in a
>> pot, and bring it in for the winter.
>>
>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>
>> On Aug 16, 2005, at 8:56 PM, David Franzman wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Hey Holli, I told you on the phone about Musa basjoo.  Hardy to 10
>>> or 20 below freezing.  There seems to be a difference of opinion on
>>> that.  The fruit is not edible and the bananas are about the size
>>> of my ring finger. But the pod and subsequent hanging fruit is very
>>> cool.  Ok, that's just a start.
>>>
>>> Did you get those hibs repotted?
>>>
>>> David
>>> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <Hollikft@aol.com>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 6:11 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Starting a nursery/David!
>>>
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