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Old 12-15-2006, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default overwintering and moisture

Last year I used insulating tubes on a clump of basjoos. Either the p-stems got too wet at some point (the top of the tubes may have come open) or they got cooked in some warm spring temperatures. I dunno. But I had several feet of rotted p-stems come spring, and had to cut them back quite a bit.

I am using a leaf cage this winter, but the pseudostems extend several feet above the cage. I kinda figured I'd leave them sticking out, but now I am starting to wonder if I should cut them off and perhaps even try to cover the top of the cage. I had been assuming that the 'keep it dry' motto pertained to the corm, and not to the p-stems.

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