Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:01:27 PDT
Dear Jim,

You probably got your tubers from Berkeley Bowl, which was where I got my
yellow form. Their tubers came from New Zealand as indicated by signs on all
their non-locally produced goods. I could not keep the yellow form from
growing out of season and as a result they grew throughout the winter
without a lot of sunlight. I hope that they will stick around for the summer
and produce lots of good tubers.

Since your summer is most likely going to be way to hot for the plants, it
is best that you grow them on the NZ cycle, which is winter in KS. I think
your plan of splitting them up and treat them various ways would be the
safest bet for success. Keep some in pots dried for the summer and keep the
pots out of the heat. Unpot others and store them as you would Dahlia tubers
and others in the fridge without much moisture. I find that moisture will
cause the tubers to sprout, even in the fridge if they are ready to do so.
Hopefully by the end of the summer, you will still have some good tubers for
next year.


On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM, James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com> wrote:

> Dear Nhu and others,
>        Not sure where this puts me. Should I try drying it off for a
> short while -or even unpot it, then repot and encourage it to grow in
> our HOT summer?
>        My tubers came from a CA grocery market so origin is unknown
> to me beyond that.
>        What's the best way to store these now? Unpot and allow to
> dry some?  Keep in a fridge in barely damp moss?
>        What's an educated guess?
> --

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