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agaves

Posted by silvercreek oregon (My Page) on
Thu, May 20, 10 at 10:01

I just finished making a mound for dryland plants.I've planted three 4" agaves,'silver surfer',parryi'j.c. raulstonand 'blue glow'.I know larger plants tend to be hardier/so I was wondering if I should lift them,and bring them in until they have gained some size.Also I was thinking about useing old windows fastened to rebar to keep them dry in winter.I love agaves and I'am determined to have some succsess with them,any suggestions would help. thanks DOUG


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RE: agaves

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, May 20, 10 at 15:02

If the minimum temperature for each kind is well above what occurs there then there should be no need to fuss with them - as long as the soil drains well enough.


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RE: agaves

My advice would be to grow them on until they have filled 3 gallon pots, then plant them out in the spring so they have all summer to establish. Keeping rain and snow off them is definitely helpful in reducing the amount of damage they are likely to experience over the first few winters until they are really well established. 'Blue Glow' is probably not going to be hardy but there's no harm in trying I guess!


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Thanks guys, I think i'll dig them in the fall like ian suggested, until they get bigger.By the way ian love your website.


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