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Old 06-16-2008, 04:14 PM   #11
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wow, mine just wont take off, stunted at about 1' tall. I planted them May 1


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Old 06-16-2008, 04:19 PM   #12
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My Goldings didn't get much higher than about 30" I would say; they stopped for about a month at 24" but have recently taken off again. I don't think they are going to do to well in my climate; I might try to trade them off later.


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Old 06-17-2008, 12:01 PM   #13
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maybe GA is just too hot.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:07 PM   #14
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How green are the leaves? If the leaves are pale/lighter green you're probably lacking some nutrients. The leaves should be about as dark green as a tomato plant. My plants were stunted also here in Mississippi until I started using Miracle Gro and side dressed with some triple 8.

For the record side dressing is digging a small hole about 2 inches deep in the earth about 6" away from your plant and putting granulated fertilizer in it. BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO PUT THE FERTILIZER TOO CLOSE TO THE RHIZOME! Doing so would kill them quickly. If you're scared to use the side dressing, just hit them with Miracle grow twice in one week then once a week there after.

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:42 PM   #15
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Cones almost ready... I think.





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Old 07-16-2008, 12:15 AM   #16
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Cones almost ready... I think.

Look at them closely. They will transition from green leafy-like pine cones to a craft paper-mache. You should be able to see yellow pollen or lupilin. Squeeze them. If they smell good, floral, herbal, or citrusy, then pick them. Toss out any that are turning brown. The darker green color should be minimal.

For mine I'll pick about 60% that are fully developed. Then 2-3 weeks later there will another descent picking. Then about a mouth later you might get a little more. It all depends on the weather.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:52 PM   #17
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Nice looking. how old are they?
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First year but the rhizome I got was pretty large so I attribute most of their success to that.


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