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Vegetable Gardening: Planting in a Juniper Stump

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Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2012
2:12 PM

Post #9081233

Seems to me I've read somewhere not to plant in tree stumps. I have this lovely old hollow stump that I want to plant a vining plant in. It's juniper, VERY fragrant juniper. Think it's okay?

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Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 14, 2012
9:23 PM

Post #9082873

I don't have any experience but would not plant anything edible in a juniper.
If you want to experiment, you might try herbals or an ornamental plant first.
It is an attractive stump that begs being planted in.
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 15, 2012
4:33 AM

Post #9082989

Thanks podster, that's good thinking.
Wilmington, NC
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #9088995

I don't have any experience with planting in stumps either. But what a beauty! I would try putting a Bromeliad (or several) along with the vine. Since it's out of the ground, I don't see why it would be a problem to experiment a little. Again, I know nothing but I think it would be cool.
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 20, 2012
4:25 AM

Post #9089817

Thanks mccaine, I hope to get it planted over the weekend. Dunno about the bromeliads, they sound a bit picky for my tastes...don't want anything more that needs to be babied along.
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2012
4:50 AM

Post #9089835

Funny, but a brom was the first thing I thought of also but then not in your climate.
Looking forward to seeing the end results.

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