What to do with tubers

bigpatty1January 16, 2006

I planted some tubers in the fall and now our new puppy has dug them up. Any suggestions on what to do with the tubers until spring?

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wildcitywoman(z6a CDA)

Ha ha! Patty . . . either contain the new puppy or get a fence around the tubers - still, you'd have to deal with squirrels and what not, so why not cut up some plastic bottles - put the tops on your plants. Leave the cap off the bottle of course, so they can breathe.

You can secure them with sticks poked into the ground around them.

I have heard that using opaque juice jugs is a good idea.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2006 at 6:23AM
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compost_hugger_nancy(z4/5 NES MI)

If it is iris or daylilly tubers just poke them back in and lay wire mesh over the bed. This will let them re-root and keep the dog from digging.

For that matter when I did that around the shed it kept the varmits from digging uder the shed as well.

The bottles is a good idea Except that dogs love to play with liter bottles!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2006 at 1:15PM
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Thanks wildcitywomen and compost hugger nancy. I really appreciate the tuber suggestions.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2006 at 10:31AM
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