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Re: storing perennials

  • Subject: [cg] Re: storing perennials
  • From: "lisa vandyke" vandykelisa@hotmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 19:17:11 -0500

Hi Jeneva,
Most of what you mentioned in the garden seems to be pretty tough, if not impossible to kill off. I would bet money, were I a betting person, that the Jerusalem Artichokes will even survive the earth movers. But, in any case, dig up what good sized clumps you have of the yarrow, strawberries, comfrey and rhubarb, and replant before the frost hits. Cut back the foliage and water them in. The artichoke tubers transplant very easily. Motherwort can easily start up again from seed, so transplant a chunk, but grab a bit of seed while you are at it. If you have nowhere to plant them out, try potting them up and heeling them into the soil somewhere (well watered), then cover with dense mulch when the hard frost comes on. A thermal blanket (plastic stuffed with straw) works in the nursery industry, so it should do in this situation.
Best of luck, Lisa in Mpls

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