jahalve at MHTC.NET
Mon Aug 4 20:12:06 CEST 1997
>I am trying to decide whether I should harvest my tubers and store them in the vegetable crisper, or plant them in a permanent bed and bury them with a couple feet of
mulch. I have a. triphyllum, a. dracontium and a. sikokkianum.
The advantage to harvesting tubers and storing them in a crisper is that you can take
them out in about 3 months and get another season's growth and closer to blooming.n If
they're already blooming size, I would leave any tubers that I was sure were hardy in
the ground to follow their natural cycle.
I have 1 sikokianum that got big enough to bloom indoors last fall--a surprise because I
thought it was a different species. After going dormant and about 3 months in the
refrig, it was planted in a large pot outside with others and has just started blooming
again. What a beauty! IF I have a suitable bed ready for it when it goes dormant in
the fall, I'll probably plant it outside when it goes dormant.
zone 5a, sw Wisconsin,USA
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