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4/11/16 9:38 P

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There are several thousand named varieties of Hosta. They are very hardy ad grow well in my zone 3b area.

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4/11/16 4:00 P

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OH, there are a lot more varieties than 50 of Hosta. I would love an all white one to put in a dark spot.

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4/11/16 10:59 A

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Gail - That is cold! I didn't realize there were that many varieties of Hostas. Looks like I have only three varieties in my yard, the Minuteman, the Empress and the Plantain. The Filigree that is all white, I have never seen. I've never thought of thinning them out and spreading them. I guess I was thinking it was all one plant.

Hope you were able to get you greenhouse up;Weather permitting.

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4/10/16 8:31 A

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I live in northern Minnesota where it is only 28 degrees right now. By midweek we are expecting nicer temperatures in the mid 50s.
Yes, I do have about 50 varieties of hosta and probably close to 100 total plants since I divide them to get more once they start to get crowded.
I am hoping to get the cover on the greenhouse today so the ground can warm up for a few days inside and my plants will be safer. My table top seedlings are looking good. Getting them out into sunlight will make them stockier and hardier for when they are ready to go into the garden.

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4/9/16 10:49 P

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Gail - Nice to see you have your seedlings doing well in the house. Not sure what State you live in, but yesterday it reached 82 degrees. Today it was around 67 degrees. Tomorrow, I'm going to try a few seedlings in the ground, since were above freezing. I've had my seedlings in the greenhouse for about 2 weeks. I started some flowers indoors under some UV lights, which I hope I'm not too late, just today. I've been having a lot of fun with the greenhouse.

I like the hostas, they're easy to take care of and I like the flowers.

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4/9/16 9:03 P

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Gail, do you have that many varieties or just that many hostas? Why not share this info on the Chat----that is the best place to get responses. Thanks!

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We're having another cold snap as well, but my usual plant time is in May. I'm waiting to close on a house so I haven't even had a chance to prep the garden plot. I'm really excited. I haven't had my own garden in two years.
I still need to order seeds, but I'm hesitant since I don't want to order them and have them arrive at the old address while I'm moving.
Wow, you have a lot of hostas. The previous owner of the house I'm buying was a gardener and she has some hostas.

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4/9/16 9:01 A

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I would expect most of the gardeners are south of me and may already be working outside. We are having a late cold spell and it will be mid week before I can get my greenhouse tarp on and set up for the seedlings I have been raising indoors. So far I have Early Girl Tomatoes, leeks, shallots (from seed), Copra onions, Corno di Toro peppers, marigolds and zinnias growing as weil as a few pots of green chili peppers and jalapenos I planted a day or so ago. I grow them under lights but will move them outdoors as soon as the greenhouse is ready. I try to use as little heat as possible out there and use water in buckets as solar heat collectors as well as a small electric heater.
I love hostas and have nearly 50 varieties since I have a lot of shade and they are very easy to grow.

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