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Re: rot parade

LMann76543@aol.com wrote:
> Still very little rot out in my plowed 'corn rows' of iris, lots of rot in
> the raised or sloped beds everywhere else in the yard and garden.  The rot
> mostly affects the bases of the outer leaves and doesn't usually spread to
> the rhizomes, or if it does, only seems to affect the piece of rhizome the
> leaf is attached to a clump.  Of course, all the 'sensitive' varieties have
> long since rotted completely.  Is this typical soft rot behavior?
Do you have any theories why there is no rot in the plowed rows rather than the 
raised bed et. al. (other than nature's perverse sense of humor)? How many 
variteies do you grow?



John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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