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Re: cannas


You're right Cathy. As long as there's a bit of tuber and one growing
'eye' - it'll sprout. I just cut all mine down, got this big stack (like
cordwood) next to my burn barrel just in case we ever get some rain and
they lift the burn ban.

Still watering if you can imagine.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 29 Nov 2003 13:38:42 -0600

>Unfortunately, many do break, but in the past, I have been successful 
>planting the parts in the spring. If there is enough tuber plus a 
>growing point, they sprout. I have lost very few to disease over the 
>winter.
>Cathy
>On Saturday, November 29, 2003, at 01:35 PM, EvaTEsq@aol.com wrote:
>
>> Cathy, I can't believe you went through the trouble of separating each 
>> tuber.
>>  I can't do that without breaking them.  I cut the foliage down to 
>> about 4-5
>> inches, dig out each 'mass' of bunch of intertwined tubers, remove as 
>> much
>> soil from the mass as I can and let the mass dry out for several days. 
>>  Then I
>> pack them in the Rubbermaid containers with peat moss.
>>
>> Eva
>> Long Island, NY
>> Zone 6/7
>>
>> "We don't do enough to exploit renewable energy resources."
>> Me
>>
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Kemp TX/zone 8A



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