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Re: Psuedodracontium , horizontal planting ?

  • Subject: Re: Psuedodracontium , horizontal planting ?
  • From: Sheldon Hatheway <sfhatheway@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 08:09:37 -0700 (PDT)


If you don't mind appearance, a section of concrete sewer pipe stood on end would give you a 3-5 foot tall pot.  It is easy to unpot also - just tip it over at an angle and have at it with your garden hose.  In England some parsnip enthusiasts (nuts) stack a bunch end-to-end, fill them with damp sand and then plant a parsnip seed on top.  The goal is to grow a world record parsnip.  The one they had on TV was over 19 feet long and was growing into the dirt at the bottom of the stack when they (very carefully) tipped the whole thing over and washed the sand out.  Talk about dedication (or compulsive-obsessive disorder).  If plain concrete is unappealing, try finger painting the outside with colored mortar!

Sheldon Hatheway
Canby OR

----- Original Message ----
From: Michael Pascall <mickpascall@hotmail.com>
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:12:58 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Psuedodracontium , horizontal planting ?

I just planted some very long P. fallax tubers , and was lucky to have an extra tall pot to put them in . But if they get any longer , what will I grow them in next year ?
Could I grow them just by laying them in a large pot instead of standing up ?
I thought this might intiate some dormant growth points along the length of the tuber somehow , and maybe give some offsets . There are some very nice glazed ceramic pots available that are nearly 1m high , though a bit expensive , they would be perfect for these .

Michael Pascall,

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