Re: help - rotten pod stalks
In a message dated 96-06-20 06:49:59 EDT, you write:
>I suspect the base of the stalk started rotting a while ago, but I didn't
>notice until the day it fell over. Bloom was mid to late May - is this
>likely to be half way to harvest?
Linda, When you make a successful cross, and a pod forms, strip all the
branches and leaves off the stalk so that there are no places to collect
water...there is less of a chance of the stalk rotting if you do this.
Clarence Mahan in VA