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what to do

Posted by barb_roselover_in (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 9, 12 at 20:09

We have had several nights of low temperatures. What should I do about my container that has the elephant ear bulbs in it? Would appreciate any hints. Should I dig it out? Thanks Barb


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RE: what to do

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 9, 12 at 21:20

Let it dry down, let the frost kill it back, then move the container into the basement or indoors and keep it dry all winter. I actually over-wintered one in my unheated garage this winter and it was fine in the spring. .... offering that as a point of incredulity - not a recommendation. I was amazed to see the little sprouts sticking out of the soil in May. Root prune & repot in early spring - keep soil barely damp until it starts pushing growth.

Al


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