[NAFEX] planting tea in cold weather (a little off topic)
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 18 11:31:23 EDT 2003
They need light ! I would treat as a house-plant in a bright room, maybe
moving outside on warm days to acclimate them / harden them off.
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>Subject: [NAFEX] planting tea in cold weather (a little off topic)
>Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 23:02:12 -0400
>I ordered some marginally hardy plants from south of here. (Camellias -
>one is a true tea plant, and I hope to harvest some green tea. Is that
>close enough?) Unfortunately, because it is warm down there, the plants
>are in active growth and have baby spring leaves. It's cold here. Below
>freezing now, and the forecast is for it to stay chilly (but above freezing
>after tonight) for the foreseeable future.
>I put them in a cool part of the basement for the night, but there's no
>light down there. What would you recommend after that? Plant soon? Try
>to keep inside until it's a bit warmer? The traditional last frost date is
>Memorial Day, but a hard frost is unlikely after tonight.
>They are not bare-root. They were packed with a small root ball.
>eastern MA, zone 6
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