submitted by Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza (March 2011)

It seems that spring is on its way, in spite of the very cold weather. Calls are coming in on what is being planted. One grower reported that Dracaenas are bring planted, bare rooted roses are already in pots, early geraniums from seeds are in 4 inch pots and marigolds are on their way. All growers reported temperature in the growing medium going to around 12C at night time and then rising to about 15C during day time. This will delay rooting. Those growers who have bottom heat can maintain better temperature in the growing medium.

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