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Daylilies: Winter-prep for DLs?

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etnredclay
Spring City, TN

September 3, 2012
10:03 PM

Post #9264133

What do you do for your DLs in the Fall to get ready for Winter?
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9264329

I remove scapes but that's about it. I have never fall fertilized but I know some people do.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9289324

I just remove scapes as well, and I trim back the foliage somewhat and remove all the dead stuff, just to neaten up the beds. I mulch if I can, but they don't really need it. The mulch I use is composted cow manure, so it's getting some fertilizer at the same time, and improving the soil as time goes on.

Karen
gen2026
Camden, AR

October 4, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9295618

Karen, is Black Kow similar to the composted cow manure that you use? I have never seen any of it personally, just heard people mention it.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 5, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #9296524

I'm not familiar with Black Kow, but I assume it would be similar. I just know that the stuff I use is a really nice, fine texture with a nice brown color to it. Looks very natural.

Karen
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9296528

Black Kow is great composted cow manure. Like mentioned above, its fine and not at all clumpy, easy to mix in. It comes in a bright yellow bag. Down here its everywhere, good thing its nice, cuz no other choice.
gen2026
Camden, AR

October 5, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9296557

I can't remember WHO I saw advertising it! But, I was hoping to pick up some. I know it wasn't local - we don't have ANY selection on anything...but it seems like it was somewhere relatively close. Gotta remember where I saw that...

hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9296708

I have not heard of Black Kow. Would certainly like to try and find some next spring. Maybe Lowes or Home Depot sells it.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 5, 2012
1:16 PM

Post #9296739

I found their website because I was curious, too.

http://blackkow.com/_html/bkcomposotedmanure.htm
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2012
4:29 AM

Post #9297238

Well it doesn't look like they sell it in Michigan. No wonder I haven't heard of it, lol.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9297507

They don't sell it here, either. I bet I could find something similar, but at $90 a truckload from that local place, I doubt I could get bagged stuff for less.

Karen

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2012
7:42 PM

Post #9297925

I saw it at Menards in Bridgeview, IL. Small bag for about $7. Maybe two or three pound bag. I don't think so!!!!!! BFG!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2012
9:01 PM

Post #9297997

Wow! $7 for a 2 or 3 lb. bag? They're out of their minds!

Karen
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2012
6:26 AM

Post #9298280

lol...yea thats not going price. I dont know how much it weighs, but I pay about 6 bucks for the big bags. 25lbs maybe. I did pay about 10 bucks for a little bag of plantone the other day. I darn sure didnt want to, it just helps the new plants so much, I went for it.
gen2026
Camden, AR

October 7, 2012
9:44 AM

Post #9298495

Wow - at those prices... I will stick with the bags of clumpy cow manure... :)

What is plantone? never heard of it...

gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2012
10:22 AM

Post #9298538

Its made by a company called Espoma. If you google Plantone, it will come up. Im at a loss on how to copy and past on this MAC. Still learning. Its an organic soil conditioner and it was someone on Daves that told me about it a good five years ago. I was always willing to go the extra step when I got a plant or two. I would fall off the wagon if I got a box full. It certainly made a differece. I also always now water in with a transplanting/starter fertilizer. Big help.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9298615

I've gotten that Plant-tone before. Good stuff, especially since it's organic, and lasts longer than synthetic fertilizer, as it's slow release.

http://www.espoma.com/p_consumer/tones_plant.html

Karen
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 7, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9298625

We dont have the 20 or 40 lb bags at HD. Im guessing that would be more economical, if you can find them.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 7, 2012
12:00 PM

Post #9298626

I think I would prefer to get this Gro-tone, as it's a foliar spray, which makes applying so much less time consuming.

http://www.espoma.com/p_consumer/pdf/Gro-tone.pdf

Karen

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