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Re: Crotons are goners here, there's a nice BOP in one of those pics.
Edited by Brad - Pittsburgh on 2/21/2018, 6:46 pm
As long as ti plant come back from the ground, they are worth growing. It would be interesting to see how big they get from the ground in these crappy soils. Mine (that I dig and store) have grown huge in 2 years in my rich fertile soil.
I don't think with papayas it was about duration. Papayas down here were fried after one night of 28F temps. We had a lot of damage on everything around here with temps not nearly as bad as yours.
Oh yeah, and if and when I garden here, i will not grow GBOP's anywhere outside of coastal South Florida. They look like such crap right now and they are so big.
Zone 6a, 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh
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