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Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 6:11
Subject: Re: Overwintering pots of
The pots in winter..in zone
4 I have buried in sand and wood chips.
At the time I did not know
about the no water and let mother nature take care of them. Haven't lost
any, but I really didn't have any valuable ones at that time.
I have found that leaving
pots of hostas, that have nematodes, above ground with no mulch....if they
survive, end up with no sings of nematodes the next year. I now have two
plants I have done this to. Kim also had some plants that she left out
over the winter...and they who survived are nematode free.
We might be on to something
here. If you don't have a way to heat the plants..or the chemicals to rid
them of this pest.
I like the chances of letting
them freeze. I think the survival rate is about the same.
Anybody else find this to
Where Embarrass, Mn hit