Re: rot prevention -Reply
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- Subject: Re: rot prevention -Reply
- From: Merrily A Smith <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 23:29:33 -0600 (MDT)
Anner very kindly outlined a program of rot abeyance during freeze/thaw cycles.
Thanks very much, Anner. I will try it out just as you outlined and see how it goes. The like the idea of
insulating with Christmas tree boughs. Now I have both a reason and an excuse to decorate a tree this year.
I was glad to see your reference to "the tops of the more exposed rhizomes" because there seems to be a
difference of opinion among seasoned growers. At the C&P reblooming show this past Saturday (and very
nice it was, too), one person advised me to make sure that my rhizomes were covered by at least 1/4" of
soil. Another sounded as though her rhizomes were always a little visible. The one thing everybody agreed
on was that a good way to reset rhizomes heaved out by freezing is to step on them. I really liked that
approach, since I had been doing it anyway.
Thanks again for your reply.
Merrily on Capitol Hill, DC