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Old 12-04-2013, 12:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hibernating a basjoo

Yes, Mike I have done that experimentally with one of my basjoos last winter, although the
mulching was pretty sparse. The PS froze to 3 or 4 inches below surface. I dug it up in
spring and raised it, to get the remaining PS stub leve with the ground. Without any PS
above the ground it took a looong time to finally start growing. Based on only this case I
concluded, that if there is only a four inch PS left it is a huge advantage over none. It is
of course also possible, that my raising it has set it back a lot more, than slicing it off at
ground level and mulching it thoroughly would have.

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