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Aug 5, 2011 5:11 AM CST
|I have clems in pots,given to me in May. |
I was told to plant them in the fall.
Is it OK to plant some of them now?
My grandson is visiting and can dig deeper holes than I can.
Any help will be usefull.
Aug 6, 2011 5:39 PM CST
|I'm sure pirl will be along any time but I plant mine when I get them except late fall I'm in Michigan |
Aug 6, 2011 5:49 PM CST
|Pirl's not an ATM member, so she won't be here. Super avatar, Gloria!|
Jo Ann, I think you can plant them at any time as long as you keep them watered nicely. People usually plant in fall because the rain helps them keep the new vines watered, but you can do it now, especially if you have someone strong to dig nice holes for them.
Aug 6, 2011 6:14 PM CST
|Do it in the fall, Missy! Early fall, maybe mid September. |
I say that because some of them came from me, and they were plugs. I wanted them to grow sufficiently in the pots before planting.
However, pick one up and see if the roots are coming out the bottom of the container. If so, you can plant now.
Could your grandson dig the holes and you can just put some compost in the holes and mark where they are?
Aug 6, 2011 6:14 PM CST
|well she should be !! thank you Disneyland I love it !!!|
Aug 6, 2011 6:17 PM CST
|thanks Polly I knew some one would come along that would know more than me I just got started with clems summer before last and I LOVE them|
Aug 6, 2011 6:42 PM CST
|Gloria, I don't know much about clems at all. These just happened to be from me so I know they were tiny plugs. |
I don't have too many either. We can learn together on here.
Aug 7, 2011 2:42 AM CST
|Its 2 days later and GS never got around to doing the digging.|
He is only here for the week and his father needed him to work at the company,appointments with haircut nd dentist
I planted 1 but am leaving the rest for fall when I will have a helper.Yes there were roots comming out the bottom.
ZuZu is right Pirl isnt on ATP.
Polly did give me the clems,some have new growth but helper and I will plant the rest when he comes to spread compost on the gardens.
I also have a huge hellebore to move. I just caved in and hired my neighbors gardener.
Too many close calls in the slopy gardenscape here.
Aug 7, 2011 5:52 AM CST
Aug 7, 2011 7:05 AM CST
|Good for you, Jo!|
Aug 7, 2011 7:07 AM CST
|There are times when I need to remember I am not required to be the stalwart soldier. Capricorns suffer from this|
.Add to that the oldest child with an extra gene for responsability and it can drive a person nuts.
Aug 7, 2011 9:14 PM CST
I am assuming these are not plugs you are referring to?
Aug 8, 2011 5:42 AM CST
|They were bare rooted plants that were potted by Polly K.She said to plant in fall.|
Aug 8, 2011 12:19 PM CST
|ok - Just curious as to the size they were.|
Aug 8, 2011 9:31 PM CST
|Carolyn, they were some I bought wholesale from Walters Gardens. They're called size 1, and they're pretty good size, but not like you would get from Brushwood, for ex. |
Here's a pic of them. they should be large enough to transplant, but due to the hot dry weather I'm erring on the side of caution.
Aug 9, 2011 2:28 AM CST
|yup !! looks like them.Potted in large pots too. They are putting out new growth.|
Aug 9, 2011 6:35 AM CST
they look nice! I'll have to remember Walters Gardens. I don't usually think of them for clems...
Aug 9, 2011 7:15 AM CST
|They have everything in my book.|
Aug 9, 2011 7:51 AM CST
|The clems from Walters are really nice. They're the largest perennial wholesalers in the country, and with good reason, I think.|