View Single Post
Old 01-24-2015, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
Location: Florence, Italy
Zone: 8b-9a
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 201
BananaBucks : 56,124
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 187 Times
Was Thanked 254 Times in 107 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 11 Times
Default Re: How to awaken Bare root Orinoco?

I put them outside when temperature are about 17C max and 10C min, that temps usually arrive about two weeks before the last frost so if forecast is good, I plant them without any particular care.
Just stick them in the ground, of course it's better if you ameliorate the soil. I do think that cool damp climate makes everything more difficult for the corm, so I try to plant them when the weather is dry. And I water them with water that I have left in black drums exposed to the sun, so it's a bit hotter that ambiente temperature water. I leave them on the dry side however, at least till high temperatures kicks in. April here is pretty rainy and natural rain is actually a lot, sometimes too much.
I never propped them because as far as i know, they will start growing again once they will have rebuilt all their roots, so when you will see the first leaf, they will be well-anchored to the ground. That's all.

Italian fruit forum
Pancrazio is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Pancrazio
Said thanks: