Re: Rebloomers and Rot (Was IMMORTALITY)
>In a message dated 97-02-15 10:57:27 EST, Dorothy Fingerhood wrote:
><< I think the lesson is: Choose rebloomers with great care if you garden in
> cold areas, and keep an eye out for those late bloom stalks that ARE going
> get frozen. And when they do, be sure to take some preventative action, or
> you may well have just a little mush come springtime. >>
>Your message was filled with wisdom, and it betrays you as an expert! (I knew
>that already) Fortunately, Lloyd Zurbrigg taught me the same lesson years
>ago and saved me grief.
I wish I had read this message last October. I did cut off the bloomstalks
of my rebloomers, and I thought they would be safe from rot. But I didn't
disinfect them, and obviously I didn't watch them closely enough, because I
did get some rot. We had a lot of rain in Nov., which probaably didn't
help. But next year I will cut off rebloom stalks AND disinfect them AND
really watch them carefully. Thanks for the good advice.
Julie Allen Sparta, TN zone 6 firstname.lastname@example.org