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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

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


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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.


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RE: Please tell me I did the right thing lol

It will be just fine


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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.


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RE: Please tell me I did the right thing lol

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


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