Re: [gardeners] skirret (
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 06:59:33 -0400

At 07:25 PM 08-04-98, George Shirley wrote:
>At 06:44 PM 4/8/98 -0600, you wrote:
>How about just shaking them out over the area you want to plant and then
>transplant when they get larger? Or don't they transplant well? And what
>the heck is skirret and what nation is it from?

I'd like to know this myself.  Sounds Brit.

>By the way, how long does it take for Chinese Yam to come up? I'm getting
>worried that the blankety-blank squirrels might have gotten them when
>Sleepy Dawg wasn't on duty.
George, if Sleepy can't get the squirrels, why not put a bit of chicken
wire or hardware cloth (wire mesh) over the earth until they sprout?  I've
done that with the more succulent (to squirrels) bulbs in the fall and it
seems to work fine.