Re: [Aroid-l] konjack outside
- Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] konjack outside
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- Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 21:38:17 +0000 (GMT)
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Don, you still own that restaurant? Good thing the health inspector didn't come when you had that stinky konjac there you sick pup! Whadja customers think of the smell, could you blame it on a leaky dumpster?
Bo in NJ, where somewhere in my garden is hiding a Sauromatum or Dracunculus (not likely) flower, I nose it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Don Martinson
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2007 7:37 pm
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] konjack outside
> Hello Steve,
> I'm also in Zone 5 (Milwaukee, WI) and I always plant my konjac tubers
> outside for the summer. In our short season, they need all the
> sunlight and
> warmth they can get.
> Spring would be the time to plant, as I have not heard of anyone
> reliablykeeping konjac tubers in the ground over winter this far
> However, I had an interesting observation earlier this spring.
> My konjac
> bloomed in February (earlier than the usual March, since I kept
> it at
> between 65-70F instead of in the basement, where temps are
> closer to 50F).
> As is my wont, I took the blooming plant down to my place of
> business to
> impress and gross out employees and customers alike (it's OK, I
> own the
> place). After the bloom was done, I planned to bring the tuber
> back home
> in my car. Unfortunately, I left the tuber in the car in my detached
> garage on a nite when the temperatures dropped to about 10F.
> Unfortunately,I can't document the actual temperature reached in
> my car, but I would think
> that it was considerably below freezing. However. I kept the
> tuber and it
> has now put up a small shoot. I think the main reason it could
> survive such
> a low temperature was that the tuber was still at least
> partially dormant
> at the time, meaning not in active growth.
> Don Martinson
> Milwaukee, Wisconsin
> On 5/13/07 9:32 AM, "Steve Hatfield" wrote:
> > Hello all
> > How deep should I plant some konjack tubers outside in zone 5?
> I have
> > several small (quarter sized) tubers that I want to try
> outside. Should I
> > grow them another year in pots or should they go in the ground
> this year?
> > Also should they get planted outside in the fall or spring??
> > Thanks Steve
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