<There have been some very good observations already made by several
people on hosta-open on the ovservations that "some grow-some don't". Let me add
my two cents worth.>
Jim: Just before I planted my new Lakeside Hosta yesterday I dug about 10"
down and 12-18" wide, poured large quantities of boiling water into the hole and
swooshed the soil. Is that sufficient to sterilize the soil? Last year, close to
this spot I had a hosta with crown rot.