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Re: early arrivals - tree peonies


Thanks, Jim.  There are no hair roots, just the thick fleshy ones, so I was
fearful of them being too warm and putting out new top growth before the
roots have a chance to catch up.  But then I wasn't sure about the roots in
such cool soil - could they rot?  I suppose I should keep the soil minimally
moist?  Should they be given the southfacing window in the garage?

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies


> May I vote?
>
> I'm for choice A, pot up and leave in cool garage. Might start some
> root growth, which is all you want anyway.
>
>
> On Saturday, February 7, 2004, at 11:59 AM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > I received 5 bareroot tree peonies yesterday, a bit early for Zone 5.
> > I'm
> > trying to decide the best course of action....
> >
> > Pot up, but keep in cool garage
> > Pot up, bring in house to get an early start
> > Leave bareroot for now and pot up in April
> > any other suggestions?
> >
> > These plants will be for sale at MG plant sale, but I had planned to
> > grow
> > them on for a year first as I expected them to be smaller.  They have
> > 6 to
> > 10 inches of wood and have already begun to sprout.  They also have 8
> > to 12
> > inches of thick roots.  The cool garage was my initial thought, but,
> > since
> > they are already sizeable, I thought the early start indoors might not
> > be a
> > bad idea.  Is it possible they'd develop enough by mid-June to sell
> > them?
> > Any other thoughts?
> >
> > Kitty
> >
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