Return to the Canna Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
What kind of box would you use?

Posted by cannafreak z7 NY (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 17, 04 at 8:15

Hi, I would like to know what kind of box to use too store my cannas. Could I use a plastic box like the one you can buy at walmart or kmart? Or should I use a regular cardboard box? Any input would be appreciated.

Tara


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: What kind of box would you use?

  • Posted by Gwyn 6A, Mississauga (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 20, 04 at 12:36

Have used cardboard with news paper for the last 2 years


 o
RE: What kind of box would you use?

I would use cardboard, being careful to keep it dry.

You don't want moisture to damage your cannas,
& plastic sometimes "sweats".


 o
RE: What kind of box would you use?

Thank you both. Thats what I thought just wanted to be sure.


 o
RE: What kind of box would you use?

No containers,they will hold in moisture,and the tubers will rot. Store under a thick blanket,so they will stay dry.


 o
RE: What kind of box would you use?

I just pile them into an old cardboard box or paper bag and stick them in my attic. They stay cool and bone-dry and store beautifully.

The only problem I have had was with the thin, ropey rhizomes of C. 'Omega', which shrivelled quite a bit but enough survived to to replant in the spring. (Unfortunately last year I left them in the ground over the winter and they did not make it).


 o
RE: What kind of box would you use?

  • Posted by wpooh z6a Mo. (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 17, 04 at 19:20

I dug and stored my Cannas in a BIG plastic tub from KMart last year. I washed the dirt off the roots and threw over 200 rhizomes in the container. I stored them in the warm house. Warm, as in 72-78 degrees (wood furnace heated)They all came thru fine and flowered this Summer.


 o
re: also...

  • Posted by wpooh z6a Mo. (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 17, 04 at 19:31

oops... I forgot to mention that I did NOT put a lid on the plastic storage tub!!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Canna Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here