Re: Elephant Ears (fwd)

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Subject: Re: Elephant Ears

Hi Jean,
I grow elephant ears here in zone 7 near Charlotte NC.
My elephant ear root systems sounds like yours. They can no longer form
a bulb like their natural longer growing conditions. I dig most of mine
and let them dry in my den in grocery paper bags, not plastic. Leave
them there until next spring.=20
My elephant ears grow huge each year placed in the garden pool water
fall. They are in the garden pool mainly to take up the fish waste.
Happy gardening.
Judy Bauer

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Jean Carpenter wrote:
> I garden in zone 6, southern Missouri. For years I have grown the elephan=
> ears but never have dug them up and tried to save them over the winter.
> This year I decided to try it. I dug them up but there was no bulb. There
> were a lot of roots all around the base of the plant but when I planted
> them, I planted a round hard bulb. What do I try to save? Where did the
> bulb go? Do I need to repot them and bring them in or just put them in
> sawdust like they are? I would appreciate any help you could give me on
> this subject.
> My e-mail address is:
> My name is Jean Carpenter.  Thank you in advance if you can be of help.

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