[nafex] Re: Insulation

Kathleen Meigs kmeigs at tcsn.net
Tue Nov 14 21:13:35 EST 2000


Racoons ate them all off of the water pipes.

Katy Meigs
Jolon at Last Farm
Central California
USDA Zone 8/9
----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: <nafex at egroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Pyrodwarf Rootstock


> Hello All,
>
> Has anyone ever used those soft, foam, pipe insulators to protect the
> trunk and union from excessive winter cold?
>
> They come split so that it would be easy to slip over the trunk and union,
> are relatively cheap, and may offer some rodent protection as well.
>
> Anyone tried it?  Results?
>
> Tom
>
> --
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
>
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2000 jhecksel at voyager.net wrote:
>
> > Hello Jim:
> >
> > Do you happen to know if anybody has ever played around with mounding
> > pea-gravel around the portion of rootstock that sticks out of the
> > ground?  Or, to get more benefit from any snow, planted the union
> > below the original surface and poured a 2" to 4" (50mm-to-100mm) deep
> > collar of pea-gravel around the stem?
> >
> > I firmly believe that almost all good ideas have already been thought
> > up and tried.  Mostly we are too lazy (or don't know how) to chase
> > down the person who has the information we need.
> >
> > <Jim wrote>
> > > Here's a wet blanket on quince as pear rootstocks:  I've tested a
> > good many quince clones, and every one, including EM Quince C, has
> > proved quite susceptible to fire blight.  Of course, not all quince
> > produce suckers
> >
> > >  A second blanket, not even a damp one for zone 9, is that quinces
> > are quite winter-tender.
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