What do you use to cut the stalks?

quicksilver(z6bMA)November 3, 2010

I live in a zone where it's pull 'em or they die. I'm not sure of the name of the variety of the cannas in my garden, but yipes the stalks are beefy! I used a good quality hand pruner and some of the stalks required 3-4 cuts.

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canna2grow

Cutting canna stalks: (rated in my personal preference)

1. Machete (one handed)
2. Power string trimmer
3. Large tree lopping pruning shears

Regards,
Kent

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 1:04PM
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sylviatexas1

Machete sounds good, but I don't have one...

I usually use biggish pruners;
try to find a pair with wide 'jaws'.

It seems like a string trimmer would shred the stem?

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 4:22PM
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anygreen

A steak knife seems to work fine for me.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 2:29AM
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abutilon(z6 sw PA)

A corn knife.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2010 at 8:51PM
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