Texas Gardening forum: Daylilys, alfalfa pellets & Texas heat -- Question

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 1, 2014 7:49 PM CST
My cousin lives near San Antonio & has daylilys that she needs to put some alfalfa pellets on to feed them. The question is.... Is it too hot now to use alfalfa pellets there? Will it create too much heat & burn them up?
Thanks!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 1, 2014 9:35 PM CST

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San Antonio has had quite a bit of rain lately. The temperature has stayed below the 90s during the days and cooler at night. I use alfalfa pellets on all my beds. I've never had any burn at all! I spread the pellets and water them to soften them up. She could also put the pellets in a bucket with water and make a slurry to water the alfalfa in around the plants.
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 1, 2014 10:36 PM CST
Alfalfa Pellets? Please do tell!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 2, 2014 4:45 AM CST
Thank you so much Sandi!

Cheryl, alfalfa pellets are amazing fertilizer for daylilys, hostas, roses, peonies, PLUS they help to condition the soil. Here's a link to a post you can read about it:
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/602234/

You can put the pellets around the plants under the mulch as well as in the bottom of the planting hole but MAKE SURE to put dirt on them to keep them from direct contact with the roots right away.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jun 2, 2014 8:04 AM CST

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Enjoyed the article, Ann!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 2, 2014 8:39 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jun 4, 2014 5:16 PM CST
Thanks for the reminder. I used to make alfalfa tea all the time.Still have some stored in an old cooler. I like to place 5 gallon containers around the garden to make it easier to distribute

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