On Fri, 07 Sep 2001 13:53:52 -0700, livesoil <soil at dirtboat.com>
>On Fri, 07 Sep 2001 20:43:51 GMT, Zhanataya <billnzhan at earthlink.net>
>>>>Never plant a palm deeper than it came. I actually check to see if the
>>>last planting may have been to deep....
>>>>>>>>>>Now a blanket statement like that can get a new gardener into trouble.
>>How can my statement lead to more problems?
>Because your statement was based on the assumption the soil level
was/is where it is supposed to be. That isn't always the case. 99%
of the time you're right. Usually the growers have them too deep in
the mix/soil and I use my fingers to knock off the shoulder of soil
and the excess around the roots. But there have been occasions where
the plants have been handled badly and a good bit of the soil is
A case in point (far fetched as it may be :-0) ) A Mass. cane gets
very top heavy the only way to keep the da*n things upright is more