[NAFEX] Preventing Plant Shock
loneroc at mwt.net
Thu Dec 23 17:28:55 EST 2004
I can give a testimonial for Superthrive as well. I also use a liquid
IBA/NAA rooting compound as first choice since I usually have some around to
start cuttings. If I ain't got no rootin' hormone, then I'll soak the
roots of transplants in a Superthrive dilution. I put sugar in the soaking
water, as well. Occasionally I'll add a fungicide.
Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI USDA zone 3, but I'm giving Zone 3 a last
chance this winter, then I'm a-gonna call my climate a zone 4. I've based
my zone assessment on occasional Xtreeeeem winter lows, when we have
hit -53F. In my eight years in this place I have probably dipped
below -40F/C twice. I've dropped below -30F a couple times, too. And
hit -22F in the first week of April. But I don't have the dry,
continuous -30F temps that would bring me to the frigidity of Jim or Del or
Dean or Berni or good ole Aroostook, ME. So if I don't get a really cold
temp this winter, I'm going to join the ranks of you wussy denizens of zone
4. Stay tuned...
Merry Xmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day and a belated Hanukkah/Chanukah, etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Fruth" <jfruth at uslink.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 2:04 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Preventing Plant Shock
> Ginda Fisher said: "When it got cold, I brought it in. Then it
> dropped all its leaves and started to grow new leaves and branches."
> Here in Minnesota, and perhaps a few other states, nursery people
> seem to know what vitamin B-1 might be used for in the plant world. When
> lived in California, it could be found on most any reputable nurseryman's
> shelf. Vitamin B-1 is used to prevent/treat plant shock. I, personally,
> have had about an eighty percent success rate with it and highly recommend
> it to anyone who transplants or moves plants. For those who can't find
> Vitamin B-1, I have used a product called 'Superthrive" with equal
> I've seen Superthrive listed in Mellingers' and other catalogs.
> Jim Fruth
> Pequot Lakes, MN
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