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Re: CULT: Bloom Out/Increase from the Bloomstalk


From: "John Montgomery" <monashee@junction.net>


> From: John I Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
> 
> I seem to remember that part of the reason was that snapping the bloomstalk
> off broke the stem at cell boundaries as opposed to cutting through cells.
> Thus the break was less susceptible to invasion by bacteria and rot.
> 
This is correct. I think that by cutting you will spread any disease 
which is present to other plants unless you sterilize the knife 
between cuts. That is a real pain. Much snappier to leave the knife 
in your pocket.

Cheers,
John Montgomery
monashee@junction.net
Vernon,  BC,  Zone 5

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