Daylilies forum: Daylily hydroponics

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gargoyl52
Sep 4, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Has anyone tried growing daylilly via hydroponics??
Name: James
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JWWC
Sep 4, 2015 11:35 AM CST
Not that I know of, though there are people who grow them with the pots sitting in water beds. Tommy Maddox and Mike Holmes are the two who come to mind.
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gargoyl52
Sep 4, 2015 12:12 PM CST
So LIke a timed water flood system kind of thing?
Name: James
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JWWC
Sep 4, 2015 12:45 PM CST
No - I think Tom Maddox just has beds lined with pond liner into which he sets the pots and before flooding it with water. Mike Holmes posted pictures of a circulating water bed on a greenhouse bench. Both of them still had the plants in pots with some kind of media.
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Sep 4, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Yes, there are two detailed articles in the Daylily Journal written by George Doorakian that describe growing daylilies hydroponically.
Part 2 was in Volume 55, No. 4, pages 406-411 December 2000.
Part 1 was in the previous issue.

If you are a member of the American Hemerocallis Society then you have access to those issues and can download them from the members website.

If not, then contact me through tree mail through this site and I can provide Adobe Reader (pdf) versions of the articles.
Maurice
Name: James
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JWWC
Sep 4, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Interesting articles - Maurice do you happen to know of anyone still growing hydroponically?
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Sep 4, 2015 2:04 PM CST
JWWC said:Interesting articles - Maurice do you happen to know of anyone still growing hydroponically?


Sorry, I don't know if anyone is growing daylilies hydroponically.
Maurice
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gargoyl52
Sep 4, 2015 3:05 PM CST
Very interesting read, and something to consider.
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beckygardener
Sep 6, 2015 7:51 AM CST
gargoyl52 -
As far as hydroponics, check out this article ....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj4MzjxjGck
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v7gnn66hqfoh0wc/DIY%20Hydroponic%2...
http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stori...

Have you seen this "aquaponics" video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBspR2p0YYM
An article about this method:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/garden/18aqua.html?_r=0
http://backyardaquaponics.com/Travis/Simplified-Manual.pdf

Dave grows some of his plants using aquaponics.

And this idea will really blow your mind:
http://gardenpool.org/
http://modernfarmer.com/2014/09/ground-gardening-going-deep-...
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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gargoyl52
Sep 6, 2015 10:20 AM CST
That's very interesting. I've heard of people growing lettuce in aquaponics but nothing else.
Name: JamesHST
United States
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jameshst44
Feb 9, 2016 8:34 AM CST
There is a device called Nanny easyponic, I haven't used it . Luck!
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Feb 10, 2016 5:06 AM CST

There are bare-root daylilies here left over from a yard sale that have been
sitting in a container of water for months now.
They're nice and green and some even bloomed while in water previously.
Just added mosquito dunks.

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Gleni
Feb 18, 2016 3:46 AM CST
I was wondering about hydroponics myself.
If I am having trouble with clumps I often dig them up and replant elsewhere. Last December I didn't have the time to replant so I just sat the fans in water till I could. The fans took off like rockets with new large leaves. Since then I have been purposely leaving poor performing fans in water. The results are excellent. It is a shame to have to plant them again.

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