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Re: Originators Stock and late transplanting

Cidjohnson@aol.com wrote:

> Cindy,

if they are large clumps, go ahead dig them up and divide them. When planting
try to firm up the soil, as to keep the plant from being pushed out of the
ground when it freezes. Chances of the whole plant dying are slim. Hosta's are
real tough. Now if you were talking of digging a single crown division, I would
probably pot it up for the winter.

Ray Wiegand
Mentor, Ohio

> Another question for the group(s).  My brother is going to "trash" several of
> my mom's old hosta clumps because he's buying her house and remodeling.
> (We've had frost here already, and have been known to get 30 inches of that
> white stuff on Halloween.)  My sister and I are going to dig up several of
> the clumps tomorrow to move to my sister's house.  I 'm hoping that since
> she's planting them in a new garden that has several inches of woodchips
> spread over it, that they should be safe from freezing and thawing this
> winter.  Will the roots continue to grow as long as the ground is not frozen?
>  Will it hurt to transplant now? Would we risk the loss of some hostas if we
> divided up the clumps into ...say pieces of 3 or 4 divisions?
> Thanks everyone,
> Cindy Johnson
> White Bear Lake, MN
> zone 4a
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