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Re: This weekend in the desert

Pelargoniums, as you know, are very easy to root. They'll root in anything--water, perlite, vermiculite, sand, potting mix, whatever. I'd take a bunch of cuttings now and get them started. In the process, I'd severely prune back the mother plants, then pretty well shake the old soil from their roots and transplant them in new planting mix. I think I'd also feed them at the same time with liquid fish and keep them in dappled shade until they were clearly growing again.

On Apr 18, 2005, at 11:36 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR wrote:

I have a couple big terra cotta pots that are
falling apart - they have these enormous pelargoniums in them - and I have
new pots, but I couldn't figure out any way to transplant them without
severely damaging the plant and myself in the process. I decided to see if
the pots will hold together through the summer, I'll take cuttings for new
plants to winter over in the greenhouse, and just throw the old pot and
plants away after it freezes. Any hints on transplanting big potted plants
would be welcome.


Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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