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Re: Observation........

  • Subject: Re: Observation........
  • From: "Jean Carpenter" <backhoe@ipa.net>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 22:14:31 -0500

I moved a year and a half ago and have 99 % of my hosta still in pots.  I overwinter them in the pots and bury the pots up to the rim in sawdust.  I didn't lose any in our zone 5 winter that we had last year.  We usually have only zone 6 but had an extremely cold winter last year.  They are still in pots because we are in the process of building another house and I don't want to have to dig and move them twice.  Hope to have them all in the ground next spring. I feed mine Osmocote and do not water them at all during the winter.  I do water during dry spells in the fall but after it turns cold they get no extra water. 
    Related subject:  Does anyone grow Island Charm?  I have managed so far to kill 7 of them.  Any secrets to success?
In a message dated 10/06/2001 7:20:25 PM Central Daylight Time, JMFLIES@aol.com writes:

Am starting to think everything should be in pots???  Possibly not for the winter, but for the growing season and then POSSIBLY pot and all planted in the ground for the winter months

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