Cultural Practices Fall/Winter 2007/2008
Seeds were received and sown in August. All seed varieties were germinated at the Overton location and then distributed to College Station. Rooted cuttings were received in early September and transplanted into 4.5" pots. While plants were being grown in the greenhouse, pesticides were used to control insect and fungal pests. Once the plants were transplanted to outside containers no pesticides were used.
Plants were transplanted into 16" containers 7 November in College Station, and 8 November in Overton. Both locations used Sunshine #1 potting mix. In College Station, Osmocote 14-14-14 slow release fertilizer was applied at the rate of two tablespoons/pot at planting. Plants were then fertigated alternating between Peters 15-5-15 Cal Mag and 15-16-17 water-soluble fertilizer at 200ppm at least once a week depending on rainfall. In Overton plants were fertilized once per week with 200ppm 15-5-15 Cal Mag water soluble fertilizer.
Fall/Winter 2007/2008 Rating Dates
Average High, Average Low, and Monthly Average Temperatures
Fall/Winter 2006/2007 Number of Low Temperatures below 32°F
Fall/Winter 2006/2007 Monthly Low Temperature (°F)
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