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10/25/19 6:21 A

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10/24/19 9:22 A

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I USED TO PRUNE JUST ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO FIT UNDER THE STROFOAMS CONES THEN PRUNED IN THE SPRING , I NEVER USED THE BURLSP CAUSE HERE IN CANADA IT WOULD NOT HAVE DONE THE TRICK. NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR AREA'S WINTER

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10/24/19 5:49 A

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You shouldn't need to wrap in your area---your winters are not that severe---but you can try. Nancy on this team used to put a cage around her and pile lots of leaves around hers---but she lives in Canada where it is needed. Not sure if she wrapped burlap afterwards. Also, if you are pruning the rose buses from Proven winner , they do not get pruned until February/March---they have a great video on their site showing you how to do it. Can't think of their name---duh!---but I don't like them as they do not attract pollinators.

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10/23/19 8:20 A

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Thank you ladies for the advice given concerning roses in the Spring. Now I have to ask~ do any of you wrap your roses for Winter?And if you do ,is it burlap you wrap them in or what? I live in a mild winter state ~Middle TN~near Alabama~
and lost 4 roses last year but my Garden Club says they think it was due to pruning too late. What do you think?

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As far as I know she uses whole cucs, as have I when making this recipe. But it would probably work with cut up cucs... wouldn't it??
I am no pickle expert! I have just begun experimenting with making pickles the last two or three years.
Of course, when using this recipe for carrots, I cut them up.

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I think there is a recipe threat but it might have gone down the list so here is just fine since it answered a question. Is this for whole cucumbers or would it work for cut up ones?

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Sounds easy, I'll give it a try. Thanks!

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Posted dill pickle recipe for TOMORROWC. Didn't know where else to post it... sorry if not the right spot!

But it is delicious, and the brine is even better for pickled carrots!

I am no pickle expert, but the friend who gave me the recipe sort of is!

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Fill jars with cucs and brine, etc, then place 1 jar at a time in microwave and run on high just until it barely starts to bubble 1 - 1 +1/2 mins. Then seal and store a few weeks. Will be crunchier if you chill them in fridge before serving.

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2/9/19 6:36 P

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If you don't put them in big lots you could bring them in on very cold days and nights.

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2/9/19 2:34 P

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Thanks for the help I will try to get them into a pot today. I know who would want 300 strawberry plants. I guess she got a good deal on them.

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Storing bare root strawberries is not recommended, but sometimes life throws us a curve ball and it just canít be avoided. Of primary concern when storing bare root berries is protection from cold weather. Ideally, the strawberry plants will over winter much better in the ground. If it canít be helped, however, pot them in some good quality soil and place them in the garage, root cellar or basement to protect them from the cold ó or during warmer months, keep them cool. The plants should get some light, so you may choose to store them outside. If thatís the case, be sure to keep them covered during cold snaps. Also, if you store them outside, be aware that if temps warm up, the plants may emerge from their dormancy prematurely. If a frost follows, the plants may die. Protecting the roots is also of primary concern, which is why it is paramount to cover them up. Either place the plants in potting soil, sand, or wood chips and sawdust; anything to shield the roots and hold in moisture. Additionally, when storing bare root berries, never let the roots dry out. Keep the roots moist, not waterlogged. While bare roots are prone to drying out, overwatering will likely rot them.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Learn How To Store And Plant Bare Root Strawberries https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fr
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Hope this helps you out---it does seem to be a hit or miss on whether they will survive but definitely do not store them in water as they will become waterlogged.

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Wow, that woman definitely ordered too many--LOL---going to go check to see if I can find any advice for you on this subject---I will also check with my leader at MG if I can't find anything for you.

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Looking for some expert knowledge.

We had some spring like weather, it was wonderful. My sisters friend gave her some bare root strawberry plants. The woman had ordered 300 plants, not sure why. ???

Any before we could plant them the weather changed, snow and freezing temps. I did some online research, too cold to plant, bare root strawberries don't store well, and no where to plant in pots and keep indoors.

Our solution was to put the plants in a jar of water, like you would a plant you were trying to root. Looking at the 10 day forecast we won't be able to plant them for at least two more weeks.

Is this the best way to keep them alive? Do you think they will make it?

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This is a great place to post any tough questions you might have. No promises of the results but we will try to give you the best advice we can find. Several Master Gardeners here on the team which means we can research matters and give you the info that the experts have found on the subject.

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