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Re: getting ready for winter

  • Subject: Re: getting ready for winter
  • From: butch ragland wilddog_202@yahoo.com
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 22:37:46 -0700 (PDT)

If you have foliar nematodes then get rid of the
plants. Cleaning debri will not reduce fungal desease.

Who cleans up a forest or meadow? It makes some feel
better but my simple position is that ain't so.

--- RBRSSR@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 10/21/2005 11:24:52 P.M. Central
> Standard Time,  
> wilddog_202@yahoo.com writes:
> 
> If you  believe my argument that what a hosta needs
> to
> grow is what is in the  dieing leaves. Let them fall
> and mulch. The way nature grows is; next years 
> plants
> grow from the decomposing debri from the previous
> year
> and the  nutrient cycling of that debri.
> 
> 
> 
> Butch, I won't disagree with you, but there are
> other  considerations. 
> Cleaning the gardens in the fall of all debris
> likely helps  to reduce fungal 
> diseases, slugs, foliar nematodes, etc. the
> following  year. For these same reasons, 
> many gardeners believe hosta leaves  should not be
> placed in compost piles.  
> 
> Ray Rodgers,  Bartonville, IL, Zone 5
> 
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Butch 
Conflict is as addictive as 
cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes,etc
I'm sorry to report that
cooperation is not

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