Re: [IGS] Lanky Sumos


Great information Cindy thank you for sharing it.
-----Original Message-----
From: Hedgehug <Hedgehug@AOL.COM>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: Lanky Sumos


>Andrew,
>
>The plants that became too tall and drawn out, were they in full sun?
>
>My experience with overpotting was that if I jumped to a pot that was much
>larger than what I started with, the plant would stall out and not do well.
I
>was told the soil would go "sour" before the plant could grow enough roots
to
>pull the moisture and nutrients from it.  I've had better luck pushing the
>plants as fast as they will go from a 4" to a 6" to a 10" to a gallon, etc.
>If I can lift the plant from the pot and see the fine white roots on the
sides
>of the rootball, I pop them into the next size pot.  If I don't botch up
the
>watering system, I can move angel cuttings from 2" pots up to 6" in a
couple
>months, weather permitting.
>
>I also find that by double potting my plants the roots seem to be more
willing
>to grow to the edge of the pot.  Maybe the plants don't put the roots into
the
>soil right next to the pot if it keeps getting too hot from the sun?
>
>Cindi
>



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