hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: moving an agave


Thick gloves, long pants, sweatshirt, etc.  I'll wait until it is a 
little cooler than move it.
Theresa

Pam Evans wrote:
> I believe Jim is right about the tap root.  Good luck moving one that big, I
> hope you can get someone to help you and wear thick gloves to protect your
> hands!
>
> On 8/3/08, james singer <islandjim1@comcast.net> wrote:
>   
>> I have to guess [because I can't seem to find any info] that it's
>> deep-rooted without much spread or lateral roots. If it is, the tap root can
>> likely be severed without ill effect if the plant is abundantly watered
>> until the tap root re-grows. They seem to be very persistent growers; the
>> tequila farmers regularly hack them back nearly to the ground.
>>
>>
>> On Aug 3, 2008, at 7:24 AM, Theresa G. wrote:
>>
>> Hi all-
>>     
>>> I have a fairly large agave plant that I want/need to move and have no
>>> idea what the best method is.  It is at least 4 ft across and 3 ft tall
>>> (with really nasty thorns at the ends of its leaves).  It has outgrown its
>>> current location, but I love the plant and hope to save it.  What kind of
>>> root system do these things have?  deep? shallow? wide?  Any clues would be
>>> greatly appreciated.
>>> Theresa
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
>>> message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> Island Jim
>> Willamette Valley
>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>> Elevation 148'
>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>> Heat Zone 5
>> Sunset Zone 6
>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>> Maximum 86 F [30 C]
>>
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
>> message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement