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jimbojimbo Posts: 1

My tubers where stored for the winter and when I took them out few days ago for germination they had long (4 to 5 inches) stems (not leaves). 
My question is: 
1. should I completely remove these stems ? 
2. should I pinch them or cut them to one inch long? 
3. or what should I do?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    That has happened because they have been kept too warm-imageif they are just stems and no nodes-if you cut them them back there are not leaf axis for the plant to produce shoots from

    You have two options-remove those shoots completely and hope they shoot again normally from the base- with proper light-that might be risky or pot them up now but deeper than normal so just about and inch or two is showing above the surface and hopefully they will grow away normally

    But they wiil need good light.

  • jimbo2jimbo2 Posts: 1

    cheers for that will keep them cooler next year

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