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Re: do you dibble?

The only thing I know that won't recover and grow anyway is a coconut. About requiring extra energy, it's probably negligible. I've planted many exotic seeds on what seemed to be their sides, figuring they [better than I] knew which end was the "top"; they didn't seem to mind.

On Oct 12, 2008, at 10:00 AM, Kitty wrote:

I ordered 100 Brodiaea/Triteleia to plant under my Lancaster Bloody Cranesbill. They're small corms and only need to go in 3 inches. I used a dibble, but it is hard to make sure the corm doesn't roll as you place it in the hole so it ends up upside down. And the dibble seems to compress the soil to the sides so I ended up filling the holes with soil mix. I realize, if upside down, the grwoing shoot will turn around and come upwards, but that expends valuable energy. Am I worrying over nothing?

neIN, Zone 5
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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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