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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 6, 2013 4:16 PM CST
These semps were transfered here last fall. Never really took. After several freeze thaws they are quite heaved. Should I dig them up and take them in for a better start or just leave them here and fix up in mud April when weather is better?Thumb of 2013-03-06/jvdubb/582a4e
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 6, 2013 4:37 PM CST

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They are acclimated to your outdoor weather. I would just replant them, the ones that are not in the ground. And put some chicken grit tucked up under the leaves. Try not to disturb the rosettes though.
In your first photo the main rosette has some exposed roots. Just put a little bit of dirt over the roots with gravel over the top of the dirt.
I don't like to disturb them at this time of year, they do look healthy and strong, just in winter mode.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 6, 2013 5:03 PM CST
Here are the deer ravaged semps with their new grit blanket.
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I will work on this other patch tomorrow
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 6, 2013 6:41 PM CST

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Good job Jennifer. And the deer probably won't like the grit. Thumbs up
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2013 7:02 PM CST
I agree Lynn - That might be a good tip for anyone with critter problems!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 6, 2013 7:16 PM CST

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Snails are very fond of the grit either.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2013 7:25 PM CST
I'm saving my egg shells and crushing them up to sprinkle around everything. I'm wondering if they would be ok to add to the Sempervivum potting mix. They would add additional grit to it I think. It wouldn't hurt to experiment with it.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 6, 2013 7:36 PM CST

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I have never tried egg shells Clint. I would think you would want to wash them and bake them, so you don't draw unwanted critters.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2013 7:38 PM CST
OK. I have used them around Hostas to keep the slugs away. They can't stand crawling through them. I put them in zip/lock bags and smash them down small.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 6, 2013 7:41 PM CST

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We have skunks, possum and raccoons here. I would be afraid it would draw them to the beds. But it sure sound like it would be effective.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2013 7:43 PM CST
I can't use fish fertilizer much here. It attracts raccoons. However, I haven't had a problem with the egg shells. I think it's because they are so diluted when you smash them to bits. All I do is rinse them off after I crack them and get the egg out.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 6, 2013 7:53 PM CST

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I will give that a try then.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 6, 2013 8:39 PM CST
I was reading an article that eggshells balance out acidic soil (they're alkaline) so if you have acid loving plants they may not like too many eggshells (azaleas, rhododendrons even some roses tend to be acid loving) I don't know if Semps care that much either way Shrug!
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Mar 6, 2013 10:15 PM CST
A small dish of beer really attracts and kills the slugs. Can't use it where my pups can get to it though Crying
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2013 10:18 PM CST
I hate slugs. I never will forget when I stepped on one with my bare foot. I was in Chattanooga visiting friends. Apparently they have tons of them there. We don't have that many here..knock on wood.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 6, 2013 10:42 PM CST
Clint, that sounds nasty! I tip my hat to you. Big Grin
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 6, 2013 10:49 PM CST
It was so bad. It'll make you shiver just thinking about it. Group hug
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 6, 2013 10:51 PM CST
Group hug I'm trying NOT to think about it! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Mar 6, 2013 10:52 PM CST
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Mar 6, 2013 10:53 PM CST
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