Re: Moving Hostas
- Subject: Re: Moving Hostas
- From: HoroRL@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 18:48:27 EST
I agree with Narda. Your idea of using plastic bags is a good one. The plastic does not breath. So, the hosta would probably get too hot.
There is a gentleman who had to move his 1500+ hosta collection...different time of the year; however, everything went into pots. Bill's idea of heeling the hosta in under leaf is a good idea. Presently, I have about 2-3 dozen potted hosta on their sides under 12" of leaves.
Instead of pots, you could wrap the hosta on wetted burlap...akin to a B&B shrub. You could pile the burlapped hosta on their sides, packed against a northern wall, and cover them with leaves.
Let us know how you make out and what measure you devised for the hosta.
Best wishes on your move...Hostally,