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Re: [aroid-l] hibernation time

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] hibernation time
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:27:15 +0200
  • Importance: Normal


Whether you like it or not, but option 2 is the best, then 1.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens Lester Kallus
> Verzonden: dinsdag 30 september 2003 1:01
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: [aroid-l] hibernation time
> Nights here on Long Island are beginning to dip down into the 
> 40s.  I understand that this coming Thursday night, it will 
> be somewhere between 42 and 44.  I know that Amorphophallus 
> konjac & bulbifer will decide for themselves when to go 
> dormant and so I'm not worried.
> I have some paeoniifolius in the ground.  They're still 
> looking good.  I see three choices:
> 1.  Wait until they begin to show signs of dormancy and then 
> pull them up
> 2.  Dig them up and let them spend sometime in the greenhouse 
> until they go dormant
> 3.  Dig them up, slice the top off, wash the soil off and 
> force dormancy
> Any thoughts?  I'd prefer to avoid the greenhouse time if 
> possible - it's going to be very crowded in there.
>        Les

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