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Re: CULT: Pot Culture (no, it's not what you think!)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT: Pot Culture (no, it's not what you think!)
  • From: "Walter A. Moores" <wam2@Ra.MsState.Edu>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 08:24:59 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 19 Feb 1998, Linda Mann wrote:

> Bill Shear wrote:
> > But I recall reading about some
> > people on the list potting up TB rhizomes as soon as they arrive, and later
> > planting them in the ground.  What gives?  What are the circumstances under
> > which YOU would pot up an iris?
> I had never thought of potting TBs until Walter Moores suggested it last
> summer, and having tried it once, I will ALWAYS try to handle them this
> way from now on.  The 'ideal' time to set out new TBs, according to
> discussions we heard here in '96, is after they 'finish' the growth of
> new increases, which around here is late June/early July.  Only problem
> is that it is hottern' all get out in mid-summer and we often go for a
> month or more with no rain.  My 'garden' is in full sun, and I am not
> set up to irrigate.  It doesn't really cool off (high temps below
> 90oF)and start raining RELIABLY until late September, which really
> doesn't give time for new TBs to settle in - for instance last fall, we
> hit a few nights of 10oF in November.  
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA
	Linda, glad to hear of your success.  Phil Williams tried potting
new things this year and he reports that the plants got a good head start.

	Walter Moores
	Enid Lake, MS 7/8

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