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Re: Fertilization (for C. Tuttle?) = try BAP-10 and...

  • Subject: Re: Fertilization (for C. Tuttle?) = try BAP-10 and...
  • From: "W. George Schmid" hostahill@Bellsouth.net
  • Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 09:06:01 -0500

Hi All,
Hostas sitting in water? You bet! Back in 1992 I wrote an article for THJ
(Vol 23, No 2, page 53) and described my way of growing hostas in pots
sitting permanently in seed trays full of water. I have never had them rot.
I added nutrients and systemic insecticides/fungicides (in small amounts,
less than recommended) and never had mosquitos in the water, no nematodes or
any other critter problems and no crown rot or any other disease, for that
matter. The roots lengthened and grew out of the pots and the plants grew
twice as fast than normal (well, I exagerte a but). Anyway, read the
rearticle, and I am still doing it to some hostas, those I want to grow fast
for increase. HTH, George (another mud-wrestler with a long history)

W. George Schmid
Hosta Hill - Tucker Georgia USA
Zone 7a - 1188 feet AMSL
84-12'-30" West_33-51' North
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Nash" <raffi@sympatico.ca>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: Fertilization (for C. Tuttle?) = try BAP-10 and...

> <<<Would like to hear from the plant physiologists or those who are "in
> know." (a Clarence Tuttle quote)
> Well, Mr. Tuttle, Charlie that is: you ain't asking for much are you; and
> considering, PLANT PHYSIO'colon'ISTS *in the know*, are pretty busy these
> days (Spring sales are just around the corner eh?) and they-be:  doing
> their own thing (making loads of money via rare-plant-propagation?); so
> therefore me-Darlin, you be stuck with lil'ole *MOI*! Only french-word I
> was ever taught, (moi = me) and this goes with a voting word "NON"! <<now
> that's a joke!>> (as an inside joke at the UN-voting) "something like
> Anyway Charles; and this is coming from a down to earth, run of the mill,
> ordinary *Mud-Wrestler*; having 61 years experience at mud-slinging (which
> some folks call "Gardening")?...and...
>    *HAVE YOU EVER TRIED?* growing your hosta-CUSSER-plant-things, immersed
> in a nutrient-water solution; on a permanent basis?  IMHO -- THIS DOES
> provide for root-rot in genus-hosta; and you will find, that this does
> provide for the fastest growth possible; and the development of
> super-root/rhizome plant-systems, which is the key to all healthy plant
> production/propagation...right?  Done in HYDROPONIC-LIKE fashion, so to
> speak, and even via total incubation of the growing environment to provide
> for tropical-like growth conditions, to even good, better, best the GROWTH
> I suppose you have tried the above, but I wanted to ask this anyway; that
> is to say, answering your question, with another question <<excuse me>> on
> this tactic, I use. *grin?*
> IN CLOSING: I would like to simply add, that the fastest plant
> growth/propagation I've seen in hostas: was done via, pots sitting
> immersed in a nutrient-solution on a permanent basis; and even providing
> for blooming under lights; even when, using very small-sized-containers
> the root-structure to sit inside and do it's in'par-taking?
> I suppose, there is not much you don't already know, via doing TC
> propagation, and then, there is also growth hormones (like BAP-10 for
> example?) and which does provide for some interesting faster-resulting
> plant-productions; for say whenever the going gets boring; and I wonder:
> you might have any comments on this = use of hormones?
> Take care -- a war is just about ready to run; and I've heard also, that
> all lil'ole-men over 50 years of age, are going to be DRAFTED for this
> soldiering-front-line purpose?  This will be okay tho'?..TOO!...since this
> used in this play-acting <-> SIMPLY WIGGLING OF
> (  )(  )
> butt-ends,
> to SCARE OFF the enemy?
> OUR KIND OF WAR'ing...perhaps...RIGHT?
>                                                                  and I
> shall forgive?
> my crazy sense of humour used-here...right?
> B>)) /bill nash in Canada,
>                                   -- where the sun is melting my
> IGLOO!...so I needs t'find a better place to reside-in (move over
> squirrels/chipmonks?).  ANYONE KNOW OF: a nice warm place in the world
> some-where, where one might do gardening all year round? <=awe forget it
> <<<I'm just a-jokin>>> (((making funny))) nothing more!
> <<--- and regarding YER solicitation below for "plant physiologists -- in
> the know" --YET?--->>"hehe" (SORRY-I find this funny?)
> At 10:58 AM 01/30/2003, you wrote:
> >Can one "over fertilize" a plant (under lights) to make it grow more
> >rapidly, as in "forcing"?  [Yes, I agree one can over fertilize, build up
> >the salts levels and kill the plant that way - but is there too much with
> >respect to making it grow.]
> >
> >My guess is that the plant physiologists will say that the plant self
> >regulates and takes up only what it needs.  Excess over what the plant
> >needs feeds the algae.
> >
> >Would like to hear from the plant physiologists or those who are "in the
> >know."
> >
> >Charles Tuttle
> >Columbus  OH
> >
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