Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:11
Subject: Re: Anne -- let's talk
RE:>>I have done nothing but delete huge
bunches of posts from this list
lately and would love to get back to
Jump on in here, sister. Let's talk
Hostas! Don't let us goofballs keep you from asking questions, giving
advice, sharing experiences or whatever. We're just killing time...
trying to understand how's come those Floridians can't count, read a ballot,
or punch holes where they're supposed to be punched... Just killing time
waiting on you to ask a question...
This IS a hosta list server... so.... What's on your mind, Anne? We
ALL love to talk about Hostas. We won't hold it against you that
you're a Notre Dame fan... However, until I get some of my experiments going,
I believe I have plum run out of questions...
Wait a minute...I have one and maybe you'll help me answer it, or ask
one of your own...I moved a bunch of Hostas into the green house at the
beginning of October. This last week, I decided to let them go
dormant. I watered them one last time and expect to not water them again
until February 15th, at the time when I plan to turn up the heat to 45 for two
weeks, and then to turn it up to (at least) 55+ about March 1.
Now, maybe by that time they will all be dead because I let them get too cold
(gets mighty chilly here in Iowa). I just have them in containers,
setting on the pea gravel in the greenhouse, which is a double-poly
structure. Do I need to cover these containerized Hostas with
something, possibly to keep them warmer, with the heat from the earth helping
to raise the temps. Maybe I need to put another layer over the top of
them. I expect the containers will freeze quite solid, but is this going
to be a problem IF they are not watered again until the 2/15 date... I know
people keep them in an unheated garage so I was hoping that this would be a
Any help would be appreciated.
Back over to you, Anne...
Andrew Lietzow, Plantsman http://hostahaven.com
1250 41st Street 515-274-0300 voice
Des Moines, IA 50311-2516