After the snowstorm...

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by athenaeus, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. athenaeus

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    10 days ago we had a snowstorm and everything was covered under snow for 3 days.

    Our gardens died, I hope that they will recover. I am very much concerned though about a huge pot of aloe that I grow and I use it for the cuts and burns in the kitchen.

    It looks so dead, it looks like seeweed. :(

    Will it ever recover?
     
  2. coquille

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    I'm really sorry, but I think I have some bad news..
    I asked someone who knows all about gardening and she said youe Aloe is not going to make it...
    They don't like frost so you'll have to buy a new onw I'm afraid
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  3. athenaeus

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    Oh my. :(

    I have brought my plant from the States and it was really big.
     
  4. coquille

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    Come on cheer up !!
    You want me to send you some seeds if I can find them ??
    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
     
  5. athenaeus

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    That is really kind of you but I think to profit form your offer some other time. ;)

    I love so much the plants that I almost feel that they are in pain when I see them like that. I whined about my aloe but the spectacle of a pomegranite tree in the neighbourhood after the snowstorm made my heart bleed...
     
  6. phoebe

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    Oh Athenaeus, I am so very sorry. It would break my heart too.

    Does the entire plant look damaged or just the tips? If some of the plant looks OK (if not exactly healthy) you could try cutting away the really dead-looking parts. The gel you use might help the plant seal itself after the cut. That's not expert advice, just a guess. If any of it looks viable I couldn't give up on it yet.
     
  7. phoebe

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    I just found this thread that might be useful. But be sure to read all the way to the end. One person recommends cutting it to ground level, but another one steps in and says that this would be very bad. I agree. Hopefully, as discussed in the link, the center section was protected by the outer leaves and will grow back after they are removed.

    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/l...2819061.html?7