How to Compost Daylilies

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Martha Cycz

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When you are ready to take that new clump and put in the ground the first thing you want to do is make sure you dig your hole and your soil is loose here. Now what I always recommend is bone meal, bone meal put into the hole will help strengthen the tubers is what controls the plant and helps it grow very healthy. Then if you have some compost there is always a lot of compost in this ground already but it doesn't hurt to add anymore and mix it up really well with this soil. Mix it up so it seems all one type of soil and not another and then what you would do is take your plant. Put in the ground. Now that right there that is not quiet enough big hole so if it is not big enough then you take the plant out and then just take the soil that you put in cause you don't want to loose that it is good and just dig down a little bit more. Now right here you see some little tuber in the ground cause I just moved a lily I didn't like the color of it here it was kind of a orange one, it didn't look very nice so I took it out. You want to get those extra pieces out of here, loosing it up so it would find it easy to grow and we would try it again. Now it is deep enough cause you don't want to make them to deep. The thing with daylilies is you cant just put them way down and bring the dirt up you only want to bring it as far as the top of the root ball and you put them down, distribute the dirt, pack it down and then water it. Give it a nice watering and you are all set to go. If you are really careful you wound loose hardly any of these buds. It really doesn't matter much about this one cause tomorrow this one is going to be gone anyways. But the next day, the day after that you would have a continuing flower here. So if you do decide to do t his in the middle of the season it is not that bad. Sometimes it is good to wait to the end of August to the beginning go September just to make sure you keep this nice healthy plant.