Lotus question

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    Brenda Sue

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    You saw my pictures yesterday, now 24hours later they have broken the surface! I can almost see them growing! 7C35504B-8295-41B5-AFAA-83FEB0DD44BD.JPG 80FAFB05-4D7B-4E7B-9B67-E7211A417C8F.JPG 2977F1A3-DCBB-4113-B731-A3DF7603820E.JPG
     
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    Great!
     
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    Someone posted the names of some chemicals you can use to kill snails. I can not find that post. Snails are eating my lotus leaves and there are thousands so too may to just pick off. Please post again what I can use in the pots (no fish) to kill the snails.
     
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    I have two small lotus that I started from seed in middle of July. My pond water is still 75 degrees and it is the first part of October. What are suggestions to have them survive the winter? I am in Arizona so my pond water will never freeze but may drop into the 40's. They are on a shelf about 5" under water. I can not drop them to the bottom of the pond. I have very mean Koi who eat everything I try to grow on the bottom. The first picture is a Lotus in a round pot and is still putting up leaves but no arial yet. The second photo is the larger one but because of my stupidity I put it in a square pot. It has two arial leaves but now in over a month as not done any further growing. If I pull them out of the pond to overwintering the garage, how should I care for them?




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    don't know if anyone here eat's lotus roots
    But it's delicious, light stir fry it's crunchy like an apple
    Boiled, it's like a potato
    Taro's are also wonderful, oops wrong thread...
     
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    I know people eat lotus seeds and taro bulbs
     
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    Today I took another picture of this Lotus that is continuing to grow even though my water is less then 55 degrees. It is now about 1 inch out of the water. I can not figure out why it is still growing. I wonder what it is doing under the soil. I hope it is growing big under ground!
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