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Crown Rot

Dear Friends,

For those of you who think I just send out jokes in poor taste--I have some 
news.  I DO grow hosta and have done so for years.

My problem is this:  Due to having my garden on tour (as a work in progress, 
for sure!) in about a week, I decided to attack a major weed patch that I 
hadn't bothered with for a few years.  I began by removing all the "good" 
plants with the idea of cleaning out all the weeds, putting an underground 
barrier along my property line to reduce root intrusion, amend  the soil and 
replant with the old stuff and some newer stuff also.  Then I ran into two 
plants in a very shady area with crown rot.  I discarded them immediately and 
treated the area as follows: I soaked the area with 50/50 chlorox solution.  
The following day, I drenched the soil surface with a concentrated fungicide. 
 I thought I was done, when I found another hosta I'd overlooked with crown 
rot.  I torched the ground with a gas burner until the soil was glowing where 
the plant was, after removing the plant.

Aside from not planting in the area where the diseased plants were, do any of 
you have any suggestions as to what my next step should be?

Jim Dixon
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