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When storing plants (cannas) I've read you can store them in peat moss but do you wet the peat moss or do you use it dry? Thanks


Carlene
 
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Plants should never be 'stored" in a damp condition which could set up mold and mildew.
Dry peat moss is an excellent storage medium for surrounding plants such as dahlia.
And when you store them leave them in a dry condition by not sprinkling them, and leave them where light and heat doesn't initiate growth.
You might also try...as an experiment...wetting peat moss with cold water. It shuns it.
Then try using warm water---it accepts that.
 
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Most everything I have on storing Canna bulbs, Dahlia tubers, etc. is to roll them around in sulfur, after they have dried very well, and store them on racks that allow air circulation where the temperature stays around 45 to 50 degrees. Wet peat moss will encourage disease pathogens so if these are stored in peat moss it should be dry.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/HO-085.pdf


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Thanks !!


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