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Re: hosta problems - the nightmare

Clyde & All,
   I'm having similar problems as Stacy,on a few 2 gal. containers (Fried
Green Tomatoes) that were stored in the garage overwinter, a little on the
dry side.  Brought into the greenhouse and the top portion of the crown is
muchy.  I popped it out of the pot and hosed off everything (roots looked
good) only lost a small portion of the crown.  I repotted.  Now I noticed
another doing the same thing.  Is this crown rot??  Don't you have to have
damp wet contidions to get corwn rot?

> From: CCREDUX@aol.com
> To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
> Subject: Re: hosta problems - the nightmare
> Date: Friday, April 09, 1999 5:55 PM
> In a message dated 4/9/1999 8:25:59 AM Central Daylight Time, 
> sholtzma@sunflower.bio.indiana.edu writes:
> << Something terrible is happening to some of my hostas.  I need help. >>
>  Diagnosis=Crown Rot.
> Treatment=Dig up plant immediately. Remove dead necrotic tissue. Dust
with a 
> fungicide. Leave out of ground in sunlight for 8 hours.
> Replant in pots. 
> In the place they were growing , douse with straight Clorox.
> Good Luck,
> Clyde Crockett z5
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