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Please tell me I did the right thing lol

Posted by kentstar 5b, NE Ohio (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 24, 10 at 21:22

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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RE: Please tell me I did the right thing lol didn't hurt it...sad that it was messing with the that could kill it did probably will get more new vines from the soil..Jeanne

RE: Please tell me I did the right thing lol

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.

RE: Please tell me I did the right thing lol

It will be just fine

RE: Please tell me I did the right thing lol

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.

RE: Please tell me I did the right thing lol

Very 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's hoping he emerges soon for you!!...Jeanne

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