Ripe fruit

Arnold Trachtenberg
Thu, 16 Oct 2003 15:55:55 PDT

Funny I wish I had your climate to grow other things.  Its all about 
that forbidden fruit thing I guess.

I grow all the arisaemas in normal garden soil except I usually add a 
couple of hands full  of grit  as I plant them.  I get them from Seneca 
Hill Perennials in upstate New York.  Ellen Hornig is a real careful 
small scale nursery owner that takes time and stands behind whatever she 
wells.   The grit is somewhat like aquarium gravel.  I think that some 
gardeners use chicken grit which is available at feed stores.

I did have an episode of root mealy bugs which caused one of my tubers 
to die back.  Luckily I was able to save them by digging them up and 
treating with a insecticide.

Why are you over wintering in the garage?  They are hardy here and we 
get down to 10 to 15 F routinely.  I live ten minutes outside of NYC and 
we get wet winters and actually this spring and summer were the wettest 
on record.

If you want some of the seeds of the tortuosum let me know and send and 
address.  I was going to send them to the SX/BX for distribution to the 


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