pbs Digest, Vol 23, Issue 30

David Victor davidxvictor@mailblocks.com
Wed, 29 Dec 2004 10:40:30 PST
> >John Bryan wrote
> >
>as would the best containers to use, terra-cotta, versus plastic
>etc. Cheers, John E. Bryan

Dear John,

In the cases I was citing, the bulbs are all growing in 1 litre, plastic 
pots.  As it happens, I do grow a number in some hand made terra-cotta 
pots, which are between 2 and 3 litre and 10 inches deep - they were 
specially made for me for this purpose, so that I can provide longish root 
runs for Amaryllids.  I don't see any difference in cold performance 
between plastic and terra-cotta.

I should add that the bulbs I had in mind in this discussion are all in 
active growth, not dormant.  The Nerine and Oxalis have just finished 
flowering, the Ferraria and Hippeastrum are just coming into flower, 
apparently without any problems.

Best regards,
David Victor 

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