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Re: tolerance of lack of same/ alone

Cathy: I have a friend who uses potato and onion bags to plant her
cannas in...she puts one tuber in one bag and plants the whole thing,
making sure the ends of the bag end up near the surface. Then when it's
time to dig the things up, she takes a sharp shovel to sever the biggest
roots and then just pulls on the ends of the bag and out they pop! Don't
know if this would be feasible for you, but the next time I plant cannas
this is what I'm going to try 'cuz I really, really hate digging those

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Fri 11/28, cathy carpenter < cathyc@rnet.com > wrote:
From: cathy carpenter [mailto: cathyc@rnet.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 20:54:38 -0600
Subject: Re: [CHAT]tolerance of lack of same/ alone

Wish I could have put the canna tubers in the washing machine. DH
<br>wanted me to separate and dry his variegated canna tubers (growing
in a <br>plastic basket in the pond) in an attempt to overwinter them
dormant. <br>Picture me, in the driveway, temperature in the low 40's,
first cutting <br>away the basket, then pulling away wet clay and
pebbles from the roots <br>with my hands, followed by a vigorous hosing
away of the rest. Then had <br>to separate the individual tubers with
brute strength and set them <br>aside to dry. Finally had to clean up
the mess in the driveway. Whole <br>process took me 2 hours. Never
again. Don't care if he did spend $30.00 <br>for the original
tuber!<br>Cathy<br>On Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at 10:57 PM, pdickson
wrote:<br><br>> Pam,<br>> I have friends who grow luffa gourds and they
wash them in their <br>> washing<br>> machine.... have you ever tried
that?<br>> but then I also have a friend who grows a lot of spinach and
they wash <br>> big<br>> batches of spinach in the washing machine
too...<br>> Just had to share that.... most of the time I just read and
learn....<br>> Have a great thanksgiving all, I feel very blessed to be
able to <br>> learn so<br>> much from all of you!<br>>
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