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Re: bulb pots

Not to be an alarmist, I have been avoiding blood meal ever since mad cow
disease became a problem.  Several scientists who have been involved in
identifying the disease mentioned that they stopped using the stuff decades
ago because you can breathe in the prions if they are present.  

> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 10/25/2007 7:13:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] bulb pots
> Cathy, I don't think bloodmeal is a good idea.  If anything, I think a
> of grit would be good.  It might help prevent crown rot while being a 
> deterrent to rodents.
> My soil mix drains well and my pots have plenty of holes for drainage. 
> no winter moisture they could dry out.  I might give them a light
> of shredded leaves when it gets to freezing, but I'll wait a bit longer, 
> maybe Tgvg for full coverage w leaves, but no tarps.  Timing depends on 
> weather.  I uncover usually in late March then in early April pull the
> out into the sun so the soil and roots will warm and wake up.
> If you are concerned about rodents, you can place bait stations
> among the pots.  If you use a tarp, try to use a very light or white one. 
> If dark, be sure to cover it with leaves.
> I'm more organized this year because I didn't have to do a MG bulb sale. 
> But there is still a lot to do.  The leaves are just beginning to fall
> if the weather cooperates I'll be harvesting my neighbors' leaves and 
> shredding them.  I need huge amounts this year because I want to amend
> beds as well as cover all these pots.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Cornergar@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] bulb pots
> > Jim, Wish you would come up with an over-wintering structure for us
> > in
> > the midwest that is foolproof (and we could afford). I have much the
> > problem that Kitty mentioned with the lilies being ruined by little 
> > varmints of one
> > kind or another. Every year I try a few different strategies to outwit
> > weather and the rodents. This year I have spread the surface of the
> > pots
> > with blood meal. But will this attract the raccoons? After the gal. 
> > perennials
> > are thoroughly dormant I try to cover the whole batch with a tarp so
> > I
> > won't have crown rot from the ice and snow. But this provides a
> > protected home for so many little guys and by spring I find they have 
> > excavated the
> > pots to feed on the roots! And all the time I'm saying " I don't think 
> > this is
> > the way the big guys got started." I do have 2 greenhouses that are
> > with gal. pots recently planted or 4 and 6 " pots that didn't get
> > up but a
> > lot has to be left outside. Gene, How did you manage without a
> > for
> > so long? Any and all tips and suggestions gratefully accepted.
> > Kitty, Can't believe you are already so organized for the winter. I
> > I
> > thought it wasn't going to happen. I know what's in store for me this 
> > weekend.
> > And need to do an inventory too.
> > I enjoy this list so much and try and keep up even when I'm not 
> > contributing.
> > Hope everybody's kitties are well and happy. Zem, are you getting a 
> > night's
> > sleep yet?  Kathy
> >
> >
> >
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