Please tell me I did the right thing lol

kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)April 24, 2010

I have an Earnest Markham that I planted last spring (I think it was May). Hence, it was just a one stem wonder last year because it was so small.

This year I went to check on it, and it started growing from that one stem, so far so good, but, I noticed that right near ground level that one stem was broken. So, I chopped the one stem down near ground level below the break. Have I killed it?

I will keep watering and fertilizing like normal, but I wonder just how far down you can prune before doing serious damage.

It was planted deeper by 3 to 4 inches last year too :)

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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Nah...you didn't hurt it...sad that it was broken..bummer..now messing with the crown..now that could kill it ..you did good..you probably will get more new vines from the soil..Jeanne

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 10:47PM
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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

Bummer yeah, but that's what I'm hoping for, more stems. It's early enough in the season that it should show more growth soon I hope, but maybe not any topside this year now.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 11:14PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

It will be just fine

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 12:30AM
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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

Just an update. Earnest has sprouted again! Yay! He's alive! I found two small definitely green nubs at soil level yesterday!
Now, if only the other Henryi would lol.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 7:13AM
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jeanne_texas(Z 8B TX)

Very nice..so happy for you!!..Kent.."Henryi" is a bit slower than "EM" and will most probably peek out for you later..Mine wilted the first year I planted him and took about 6 weeks to show life again..but you know how those Pr. Group 2's can be..such little buggers...here's hoping he emerges soon for you!!...Jeanne

    Bookmark   May 30, 2010 at 9:17AM
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