Hunter's Torch Day Lily Garden

How To Grow Daylilies in Buckets

For those who lack the space to grow daylilies, we have come up with
a way to grow daylilies successfully in buckets. Below are the instructions.
1) 3-gallon bucket
2) Leaves or soil conditioner
3) 2 or 3 cups Black Cow
4) ½-handful of lime
5) 3 cups alfalfa pellets
6) Composted manure

7) 1 tablespoon Epsom salts

Put leaves or soil conditioner in the bottom third of the bucket. Next, add about 2 to 4 inches of cow manure. Sprinkle lime over the top of the cow manure; then add 2 cups of alfalfa pellets and about 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts. These alfalfa pellets will break-down when moistened, loosen the soil and enrich the soil. Next, put your daylily in the bucket, roots down, making sure all roots get in the
bucket. Then pour in a mixture of composted manure and 1 cup soil conditioner to fill the bucket. Pull the daylily up so that the crown of the daylily (the place where the roots start) is even to slightly below the top of the soil. Water thoroughly; then attach tag or name plate with the name of the daylily. Be sure not to plant the daylilies too deep. Water every other day for 2 weeks at first.


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