ARISAEMA-L Digest - 30 Jul 1997 to 1 Aug 1997

Arctic to Amazonia Alliance Alliance at ARCTAZONIA.ORG
Sun Aug 3 13:26:46 CEST 1997

>Date:    Thu, 31 Jul 1997 22:08:33 -0500
>From:    Kristl Walek <garnorth at ISTAR.CA>
>Subject: Harvesting tubers
>Help Please: I am getting ready to harvest the tubers of:
................ Craig has taken me through his preferred
method..................Experienced folks please reply.
>Kristl Walek
>Gardens North,  Z4 Ontario, Canada
Kristl, In the Vermont section of zone 4, I have been growing (from seed)
quite a few species of Arisaema in bulb pans; and what works best for me is
to simply let the plants dry up in their pans, which I then stack in a dry
frost-free location for the winter. I have stored them at room temperature,
in the veggie drawer of the refrigerator, and in a barely heated storage
room (which froze once last winter with no ill effects)--all with equal
success. Come Spring, I dump out the soil, sort out the tuberettes, and
replant in new pans, spacing them further apart, with fresh soil. It takes
a few years longer to flower tha reorted by some others, but then I have
been content to give them a single cycle a year. I am sure I could be
moving them along faster, but hey, Life moves along, and I tend a lot of
plants as it is....

Erik van Lennep
Strafford, Vermont USA

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