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over wintering Four O'clock tubers

Posted by marric Z5a Ontario (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 2, 09 at 19:16

This is the third year I have tried to store mine but they always look like shrivelled, dry carrots when I pull them out. They were stored in my cold room. I was told to store them in vermiculite and they would be good to go but still they don't look like much. I don't know if I should pot these up and take a chance on them or toss them. Anybody ever successfully overwinter them? How did you do it? Thanks. Marg

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RE: over wintering Four O'clock tubers

I always overwinter mine. Just pot them up, they will come.
I have to look for mine, good thing you reminded me.


RE: over wintering Four O'clock tubers

I've been overwintering mine in a mixture of peat and vermiculite in large ziploc bags - I leave the top of the bag mostly open. They start sending out shoots around March - April and patiently wait until I can get around to putting them in pots (and then transplanting them outdoors).

RE: over wintering Four O'clock tubers

  • Posted by marric Z5a Ontario (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 3, 09 at 18:38

I stored them in vermiculite in my cold room. They were looking rather 'dead' but I decided to pot them up and hope for the best. I ended up with 4 pots of them. There were no shoots on them but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the advice. Marg

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