Pic of lotus tubers before division
Hubby helped me dig these containers up yesterday. I decided to dump them out today and harvest some new tubers for this year. Thought those of you who hadn't seen what's in the bottom of lotus containers, might appreciate this picture.
I've had this lotus for 2 years. I didn't think it needed divided yet, as it hadn't even bloomed the first year. Just for the heck of it, I decided to dump it out and see what was there. Plus, it was good weather, and I had the time. I may not have such good conditions next year.
At first, it looked okay, but then I found this big mass of tubers all stuffed together on one side. I cut them up into smaller tubers, each with about 3 eyes.
I don't really even wash all the dirt off of the mass. I just gently pull up on the long line of tubers, and cut them off. Now all that's left to do is put new soil in the container, and gently anchor the tuber(s) to the soil with a landscape staple, and put them in the stocktank, where they'll live for the summer.
I'm keeping them submerged in a big bucket of water on the deck until I can plant them later this week.