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Re: poke weed

Yeah, Ron, good, reliable snow cover saves a lot of plants in cold

Tell your daughter to get a good, sturdy digging FORK to go after
that poke...no way can you pull a mature plant out of the ground:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Ron & Penny Verow <rverow@earthlink.net>
> Snow? Nah, we call that cheap fertilizer. The snow actually
> all we have growing. we only have problems when we have little snow

> cover like this past winter & I lost about 30 % of my new plants.
> the off set is a wonderful place to live & to raise children.
> My daughter is ready to do battle with pulling poke while her 30
> old daughter picks empty ciccada bodies. I told her I will be down
> Sept. with her mom to lend a hand.
> Regarding education, not wanting to really venture far here I will
> say that many schools up here are using a wait & see policy &
> with the teaching that has done well for many years. Most schools
here - 
> private or public do very well with their students.
> Ron.
> Zone 4
> Marge Talt wrote:
> >Well, Ron, I hope one of those pans out for her.  If not, post
> >and I'll dig a bit more.  No poke in Main?  Lucky you!  But, you
> >have tons of that deep white stuff in winter for a Loooonng
> >time.....right? :-)
> >
> >I've heard tell, however, that Main in summer is really, really
> > Have known people who had summer places there.
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