Posted by Deb Ruppe on July 15, 2003 at 23:29:44:
In Reply to: the stump, or trunk of my plant has little cracks??? posted by mike on June 30, 2003 at 04:36:32:
I've also had the same problem. I've only been growing for 3 years, but I used some 'floral stem wrap tape' I wrapped the trunk loose but made sure the tape sealed and then covered with soil and kept an eye out for insects. This year I'm going to try some fungicide, mix it into a paste, I read the big boys use it for vine repair, and it doesn't wash off. I live in Southern WI, looks like close to the same zone. Good Luck !