Re: When to plant Hota roots in Omaha

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Posted by Newt on April 13, 2002 at 22:39:52:

In Reply to: When to plant Hota roots in Omaha posted by Emily on March 17, 2002 at 08:43:33:

: Is it too early to plant the hosta roots I bought at the store? We live in Omaha Ne.
: The bulb/roots are in a plastic bag in wood chips.
: How do do I keep them moist till late April, the date when the last freezing weather usually comes?

Gosh, I hope you already got an answer to this somewhere. If not, pot them up in potting soil and keep moist. Put them in a bright spot.

To 'harden them off' (start getting them used to the outside), put them outside when the temps will be about 50* or above during the day and bring them in at night for about a week. You can start leaving them outside at night after that if a hard freeze (30* or less) is not expected.

Newt

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