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Manure for Lilies?

Posted by Belgianpup Wa/Zone 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 11, 05 at 0:03

I have several large tubs of Casablanca lilies. They seems a bit smaller this year than the last couple of years. I also now have a pickup truck load of composted cow manure. Would 2 or 3" of this manure be good for them? Okay this time of year? Too much or too little?

Any tips welcome -- I'm fairly new at lilies!

Sue


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RE: Manure for Lilies?

How many years have they been in the tub? It might be time to take them out and replace some of the soil with fresh. If the manure is well composted it should be ok. However if it is still hot I think it would be best to compost it more over the winter. I just reworked some of my lily beds and dug in steer manure that I bought in bags at the store. In the spring I will toss a couple of inches of my garden compost on top of the soil. That should make them happy!


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