How do I know which tubers are good?

brandyfguillory(8)May 16, 2012

Hi, I am kind of new to gardening and have no experience with Canna. I moved into a new home and the beds are a mess. I started cleaning one out this weekend and the canna tubers were a mass of about a foot long and 3-4 inches deep and I am not done yet. But in getting them out a lot broke into pieces. How do I know which pieces to plant and which i should discard? There are some that look white and fleshy and some that are brown. Thanks in advance!

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

what gardening zone are you in

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 12:54PM
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I am in zone 8, central Louisiana

    Bookmark   May 17, 2012 at 10:00PM
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lou_texas(8a N Central TX)

Break apart the tubers where they will break. Plant the Pieces that have eyes (like on a potato)and white flesh inside. Some of the eyes will be a little pointed showing they are ready to sprout new growth. Discard brown and woody. Discard mushy.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 3:26PM
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