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by BrianD. on May 31, 2006 09:50 AM
I have recently bought some tubers that by the time I was able to plant them they had already grown 12-15" from the tuber. I planted them as specified but ~6" of the new growth was above the mulch. I have recently discovered that the new growth is black and obviously dead. Should of I cut this new growth off before planting or will the tuber send new shoots? Is there a way to save them?

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by netty on May 31, 2006 11:25 AM
Could they have suffered in a cold snap? We had cold weather here 2 weeks ago and it turned some of my plants black. Since the tubers are underground, they should grow back.

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by ishaffer on May 31, 2006 01:31 PM
Cut off the black growth and wait. Water sparingly and cross your fingers. if the roots were healthy they should survive.

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