Re: Some Grow---Some Don't
- Subject: Re: Some Grow---Some Don't
- From: Arnhild Bleie <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 13:46:01 +0200
At 02:00 AM 4.5.01 -0400, Dan Nelson wrote:
> I feel sure what we are seeing are fungal root rots in hostas. I have
>dug hostas that refused to grow and found dried dead rhizome material
>along with small pieces of non rotted rhizome. I have removed all of the
>dead material and soaked the remaining parts of the rhizome in a systemic
>fungicide or 20% bleach solution and replanted and have had good results.
... regarding this above I have a question regarding seedlings growing and
over winter in pot - they seem to have died and was about to throw them
away ... but checking them first of course ... and like Dan I also find
small rhizomes that seem to be alive
Must explain some first:
Last summer was my first year growing hosta seedlings. I potted them and
let them over winter like that - since we normally have mild winters here
that is not a big problem with winter damage.
I had a few still growig inside until December .. just because there were
room for them and I thought they were some small .. well since they had
then been under light for near 11 months I thought it was about time to let
them go dormant - so I put them outside, of course to a much different
climate. Frost came to these plants while they still were green and nice ..
I left them like that.
I did cover them a bit later because we got a much colder winter than
expected - in fact the cold for 85 years! Long periods with barfrost both
in February and March - and April was colder than normal too. So spring is
very very late this year
I am very disapointed now ... looked like these baby seedlings had rotten
or frost damage? I was so sad - thought all my last years work was more or
less wasted time.
...but then .. there are maybe some small rhizomes alive .. and I would so
much try to save them!
now my question:
Should treat them like Dan told; dip/wash the remaining rootbits in some
solution? Or water them with it? Or just wash of them some soil (peat moss
What do you think about this? Any experiences?
Thank you in tons for answer .. I would really be happy if I could save
some of these seedlings .. they were cared much for what ever you think :)
Arnhild - Hardanger in Norway
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