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Re: cannas

What an ordeal! Sure glad mine can stay in the ground. Eva sent me some
pictures of hers and how that one copy paper box full of tubers I sent
her has multiplied in the last two years. It's incredible how prolific
those things are!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 28 Nov 2003 20:54:38 -0600

>Wish I could have put the canna tubers in the washing machine. DH 
>wanted me to separate and dry his variegated canna tubers (growing in a 
>plastic basket in the pond) in an attempt to overwinter them dormant. 
>Picture me, in the driveway, temperature in the low 40's, first cutting 
>away the basket, then pulling away wet clay and pebbles from the roots 
>with my hands, followed by a vigorous hosing away of the rest. Then had 
>to separate the individual tubers with brute strength and set them 
>aside to dry. Finally had to clean up the mess in the driveway. Whole 
>process took me 2 hours. Never again. Don't care if he did spend $30.00 
>for the original tuber!
>On Tuesday, November 25, 2003, at 10:57 PM, pdickson wrote:
>> Pam,
>> I have friends who grow luffa gourds and they wash them in their 
>> washing
>> machine....  have you ever tried that?
>> but then I also have a friend who grows a lot of spinach and they wash 
>> big
>> batches of spinach in the washing machine too...
>> Just had to share that.... most of the time I just read and learn....
>> Have a great thanksgiving all,  I feel very blessed to be able to 
>> learn so
>> much from all of you!
>> Patricia
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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