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What do you use to cut the stalks?

Posted by quicksilver z6bMA (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 3, 10 at 19:41

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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RE: What do you use to cut the stalks?

Cutting canna stalks: (rated in my personal preference)

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


RE: What do you use to cut the stalks?

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?

RE: What do you use to cut the stalks?

A steak knife seems to work fine for me.

RE: What do you use to cut the stalks?

A corn knife.

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