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Re: ot gardening [snicker] it's rooted

probably wouldn't hurt. could help. kelp is gentle stuff and generally good for maintaining the status quo--and that's what you want here. keep the dilution up [50-100:1] come spring you'll want to burn the barn in a potting mix laced with blood, bone, and cotton seed--and horse manure [if you can get it].

At 05:05 PM 12/14/02 -0600, you wrote:
Jim - do you think of dab of liquid kelp in the water might help nutrient wise? Or would that be too much??

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: jim singer <jsinger@igc.org>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 16:45:24 -0500

>this is exciting, donna. this is what i would do if i lived where you do.
>1. i would keep the rooted cutting in water, but 2. i would make sure the
>water was sweet [add charcoal nuggets, replenish with bottled "spring"
>water]. 3. i would try to keep the level of light and temperature the same
>[constant] as the rooting level. 4. i would keep my fingers crossed until
>At 03:34 PM 12/14/02 -0600, you wrote:
>>Sorry for the cross posts...
>>Some of you may recall in the spring I was trying to id a tree, Prunus
>>serrulata 'Shirofugen.' (yeah, I know about a million messages ago)
>>As I was unearthing a spare bedroom that was filled with X-Mas packages,
>>I found the branch, and still had water in the bottle that contained it.
>>( how did that happen!)
>>It appears to have many small roots on it now. Since I live in zone 5,
>>the weather is already winter, and the ground is frozen. Although nature
>>has already taken care of this soon to be tree, and it obviously wants
>>to live, what should I do to help it along? Leave it and add nutrients
>>to the water? Try potting it up and move it to a better light location?
>>Bury it back in the corner where it was? Duh?
>>IL, Zone 5..
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Pam Evans
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