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Re: todays events > acclimation


Kitty,
No... you do not "have" to do the steps you have gone through for your
plants... but you also will loose a lot less and have healthier appearing
plants  following the system you have outlined below. Pretty much the same
as we handle plants around here. Sometimes we are tempted to skip the
intermediate sizes and pot up to full 5 pint size we use here... and loose
plants when we do that in may cases. Some plants really balk at that ...
columbines, when they are plugs, do not like to go directly to large
containers.
    We are close to potting up all that we are going to have new for this
fall. Now to do the descriptions for the catalog.....
    Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
www.munchkinnursery.com
genebush@munchkinnursery.com
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > pot them up in quarts and gallons.  A lot will eventually go in the
> ground.
> Being July, many of these little pots are pretty well-packed with roots.
> My philosophy:  I don't like putting something like that directly in the
> ground, so I pot to quarts, grow on a little while until they stretch
their
> roots out and then put in the ground in September.  Also, even though they
> may be full sun plants, going from greenhouse to all day hot sun can be
too
> stressful.  Potting enables them to be moved to shelter if needed and more
> slowly acclimated to such conditions.
>
> This, of course, is extra work, and a small extra expense for potting. Do
> you all think this is necessary or am I over-doing it?
>
> Kitty

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