Castor Bean | Fell Over | Updates 2 & 3

Our View From Iowa

Update 3: September 5, 2014

I stood it up yesterday morning, packed the soil around the root ball, watered it well, and tied it to a sturdy steel post. It looks as if nothing happened.

Twenty four hours after being down on the ground. It looks good. Twenty four hours after being down on the ground. It looks good.

Update 2: September 4, 2014

Update 1 is here.

We had another inch of rain last night. That is twice this week. It is unusual for Iowa in the month of September to have that much rain. It made the ground soft. On our return from a morning walk, we noticed this unfortunate sight by the house. The castor bean fell over early this morning from the rain and wind. What a sad sight.

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It had been tied to a wooden stake as a precaution for this reason. That stake was too short now. It needed a strong metal fence post. I…

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4 thoughts on “Castor Bean | Fell Over | Updates 2 & 3

  1. I’m so sorry this happened, I hope it makes it since Iowa is an unusual zone and it could be a microclimate you have in there. The dissection must have been interesting.

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