Growing Daylilies Anywhere with a Soilless Mix

Posted by @spunky1 on
If you have ever purchased a plant from a nursery or big box store, you know they are grown in something other than soil. You can do the same at your house.

Here in the south, pine bark is the medium of choice because of its availability and reasonable cost. The mix is nine parts bark to one part sand. I use this same mix not only for my many raised bed boxes, but also to pot daylilies or any other plant or flower I want to display in a pot or container. I have used the following method for several years due to tree roots creeping into the daylily beds. Boxes can be any size or shape, but they should be at least eight inches deep for daylilies. These beds were constructed fall and winter of 2012.

After leveling the ground with my tractor, I started with a box I had constructed a couple of years earlier. The box was emptied and moved into place with my tractor. I then plotted out the rest of the area where I wanted the other boxes, using ½-inch PVC pipe as a guide. I left a four-foot walkway between each box.
The eight-sided box will be the center point of the Display Area.
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All the bottoms are done first, with a 1/4 to 1/2 inch gap between the boards for drainage.
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Bottoms are completed and sides are added. Pine bark, sand, fertilizer, and lime are added and ready to be mixed with a small tiller. Automatic watering system has also been installed.
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Boxes have been tilled and painted, plants have started to be added, and water system has been checked.
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Lattice work added to keep armadillos from digging, and also to make the boxes look a little nicer.
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Last box is added in spring 2013, filled, and tilled.
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Bloom in mid April 2013
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Bloom in mid May 2013
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Bloom in mid May 2013
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