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Aug 5, 2013 7:25 PM CST
I am no expert and I am sure they will be along to read this and chime in but I really think all you need to do is remove them, shake off the soil, and put them in paper bags or some other easy vehicle (I don't think plastic is a good idea as that might encourage rot.)
then let them dry out for a few days and then lay them on their new home with lots of pebbles/grit topping the soil.
They should gradually acclimate to their new home over time.
That's my two cents.
I'm sure @valleylynn and @goldfinch4 and the other experts will be along to offer their expert advice.
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Aug 5, 2013 10:16 PM CST
|Yes, I agree with Marilyn. Note sun exposure and what they look and feel like before you take them out to get idea of how they are and then just use hand shovel and take them up, remove excess soil and put in bags to transport to wherever. If they still have a little dirt on them, just lay them out somewhere like a table or counter in the shade and let dry out if they are wet. If already dry, you can plant them in well draining soil and put in shady area for them to acclimate to new soil and new environment. When they look and feel like how they were before you took them home, you could probably progressively move them out gradually to more sun exposure.|
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Aug 6, 2013 12:03 AM CST
|You've already received great advice here Pat for saving the semps. I am sorry to hear about your rough neighborhood though and hope you are safe.|
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Aug 6, 2013 4:18 PM CST
|Awesome, thanks all!! Will do all of this advice! I will keep a bunch, and my Mom will get a bunch Thanks Chris, yah it is pretty rough...but for some reason, it settles down a bit when schools are back in session... |
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