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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Oct 9, 2014 7:15 AM CST
I have a brug that has a really nice pod.........wellllll...........ya know, it's gonna get cold and freeze here one of these nights. Green Grin! I have cut it back except for the branch with the pod. Will it be too much of a shock to dig it up (yeah, it was planted in the ground) and pot it, therefore causing it to drop the pod?? I haven't dug it yet, so will wait till greater minds than mine give me an opinion.
Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Oct 9, 2014 8:47 AM CST

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What you have isn't really a choice.If you leave it outside the pod will freeze.If you dig the plant it has a good chance of keeping the pod if the pod is nearly mature.One other thing is that even seeds that are still white will sometimes sprout if they are mature enough.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Oct 9, 2014 10:16 AM CST
I noticed it when it was quite large, but it was hidden in all the foliage, which is why I didn't see it earlier. It is very green; don't think it is close to being ripe. I will dig and pot up and hope for the best. Maybe since I have cut it back hard it will put more energy into pod maturation. LOL
Name: Dan Carter
Wilkes Barre,PA. In the Pocon
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rudy625
Oct 9, 2014 10:55 AM CST
As JT said, you really have no choice Crying I'm in Pa. and have had this dilemma a few times myself. mine are all in pots these days due to it was getting too hard on these old bones to have to dig up 6 foot brugs every fall. Anyway, as the old saying goes, "you win some, you lose some, and, some get rained out", and that's the way it was with the ones with pods, some made it and some didn't, in my opinion, it's the luck of the draw.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Oct 9, 2014 11:48 AM CST
I had too many to leave in pots, which is why I planted some in the ground. They did really good. I made cuttings (must put in water, must put in water...........LOL) and a couple of the rootballs I saved. Everything else I tossed. Hopefully I can get a couple of nice plants of each started to put out in that space again next spring. My DS#1's GF wants a couple to plant around their new house, so I'll give her a few. NOt like they will cost me anything.

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