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Old 06-16-2008, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just thought I would post this article for general information, as the topic of planting depth recently came up in another thread with not many views.

Although I can't test it, it might well be worth it to see how much you can also increase hardiness in colder areas by planting deeper than normal.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just thought I would post this article for general information, as the topic of planting depth recently came up in another thread with not many views.

Although I can't test it, it might well be worth it to see how much you can also increase hardiness in colder areas by planting deeper than normal.
interesting gab when i planted my corms i tried to plant them at the previous planting depth but the 60cm corms seam to out preform the shallower planted corms i could see all sorts of advantages particularly for people living in extreme climates cold and heat thanks for the article
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Very interesting.. I could perhaps benefit from planting a bit deeper...
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Thank you Gabe, very informative.
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thanks gabe!!! i usually do plant things a little deeper then called for cause you dont know if the wind will come up and jerk it out the ground. so nice to see that im doing something right. LOL!!!
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Is the planting depth measured from the bottom of the corm or from the top of the corm?
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Is the planting depth measured from the bottom of the corm or from the top of the corm?
Top of the corm is the normal depth or what ever it is plant at now
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Top of the corm is the normal depth or what ever it is plant at now
Unless it's growing above ground like what happens on an overgrown matt. I have a dwarf red in a container that's almost completely above ground that I plan on burying in the soil.
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Deep planting might be great if you have warm soil that drains well. I wonder how it would work in the wet, cold, clay in my yard during winter. I'm guessing you'd have problems with rot.
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Probably. There's also a thick layer of clay under the topsoil, so maybe planting really deep isn't a good idea.
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Deep planting might be great if you have warm soil that drains well. I wonder how it would work in the wet, cold, clay in my yard during winter. I'm guessing you'd have problems with rot.
I had a d.red that keep leaning I re-planted it deeper and it dig pretty good
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I don't plant just the corm, it's usually a sucker. I usually make a hole 12-16" deep. I generally have pretty good luck.
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Deep planting might be great if you have warm soil that drains well. I wonder how it would work in the wet, cold, clay in my yard during winter. I'm guessing you'd have problems with rot.
I agree with VB.This is what we also do in palm culture
to avoid root rot esp. with problems of clay poor draining soil.
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I sure would like to read it.

So, whats the concensus for the planting depth of
corms, suckers and lets say 4 foot tall transplants?
Are they all the same or does it really matter?
Does it matter from a 10A or a 6A zone?

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