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Re: weather rant now: flooding


Ceres,
Again, this where understanding and comunicating with your mailorder
nurseries is very important.  Most of those I do business with either have
grown them outdoors (so they are ready) or, if grown in a gh environment
have already hardened them off b4 shipping.  Those that haven't done so yet
usually include a note warning that they're not, but this doesn't happen
often.  Acclimation doesn't usually take much more than a week or so and I
can usually trust my old Florida room to help me out for the transition. 
Of course, anything tender - annual or perennial - gets much more and
longer protection.

Kitty


> [Original Message]
> From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/8/2003 6:22:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather rant  now: flooding
>
> In a message dated 3/8/03 9:33:47 AM, kmrsy@earthlink.net writes:
>
> >you and Ceres  were talking vegetables
>
> Kitty, I am not speaking of only veggies but tender annuals and/or hardy 
> perennials all of which have been grown in a greenhouse environment.  To
buy 
> them in April will require the taking in and out process which is work
but as 
> a gardener you do what you need to do......or least I do!
>     So, Pam, the experience you have had with plants inside recently is
what 
> we do up north annually.  I guess if I were to move to warmer climates
which 
> would not require the spring and fall movement I would think I had died
and 
> gone to gardeners heaven.
>     Ceres, Iowa zone 4/5 
>
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