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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 20, 2012 4:49 PM CST
I'm sure this has been covered somewhere, but I'm asking anyway.

I have my first chicks, and my plants are overtaking my containers - what's the next step? Do I separate the chicks, or do they fall off on their own?
Do they need soil to root in first, before the separation?


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tabby
May 20, 2012 5:07 PM CST
I have this problem, especially with the containers I've had for years and years. Some varieties are much more aggressive than others. You can pluck the chicks off and plant them. Fussy ones might want some shade during the middle of the day until they get roots. Non-fussy ones can get stuck right into the ground.

I have some I just toss under the fence and they root. More Honey is one of those.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 20, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Thanks, Tabby. Smiling

I just pull them off and set them on the soil, right?
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tabby
May 20, 2012 7:44 PM CST
I usually plant part of that stolon that is attached to the chick in order to anchor it.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 20, 2012 9:23 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
May 21, 2012 4:20 AM CST
Ah, okay. Thumbs up

Thanks, again.
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goldfinch4
May 21, 2012 5:13 AM CST

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Chelle, that's a good problem to have! Thumbs up
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
May 21, 2012 7:26 AM CST
I agree , Chris! Hurray!
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twitcher
May 21, 2012 7:31 AM CST
Also, that's how you end up with nice looking clumps. Let them crowd themselves a bit. Some will play with each other nicely, others will not.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 21, 2012 8:15 AM CST

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These play nicely.
S. speciosum
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goldfinch4
May 21, 2012 3:54 PM CST

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Awwww - how cute! Lovey dubby
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valleylynn
May 21, 2012 4:08 PM CST

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The little red one sitting on top, playing Queen of the Mountain, makes me laugh.
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tabby
May 21, 2012 4:11 PM CST
Could the red one be a sport? My S. Speciosum is never red.
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valleylynn
May 21, 2012 4:28 PM CST

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I was wondering if it was because it is sitting so high up from the ground. I'll have to go out and see what it is doing today.
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tabby
May 21, 2012 4:30 PM CST
It would be way cool if it was a sport.
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valleylynn
May 21, 2012 5:07 PM CST

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Nope, she is still red. I think she is stressed. Look what I did. Blinking
Here she is just a few minutes ago.


Then this. Afterwards I planted her next to the clump so I can watch and see what she does. She was really trying to reach soil.
She looks like a Man O War jelly fish. No stingers though.
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Name: Kim
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twowee
May 21, 2012 5:34 PM CST
What a character...she's pushing so hard to reach soil while turning red for all her efforts. It's so cool to see this.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 21, 2012 8:25 PM CST

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Kim I think your right, she was holding her breath trying to stretch. I think she will soon start breathing again and go back to green. Whistling
Time will tell.
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picklepuff
May 21, 2012 9:09 PM CST
Future semp breeder!! Sticking tongue out
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 21, 2012 9:54 PM CST

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Sandi funny you should say that.
I am finding tiny seedling all around the beds. I left all the spent bloom stalks from last year in the beds during the winter.

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