Lilies forum→Fertilizers

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Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Aug 1, 2015 6:33 AM CST
I was wondering what kinds of fertilizers everyone uses on their lillies.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
Aug 1, 2015 8:07 PM CST
I use a basic bulb food- somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-10-10 or so. mixed in equal parts with alfalfa meal. I give each bulb 1/2 cup as soon as the shoots appear. another 1/2 cup as soon as the eyes appear, than another 1/2 cup as soon as they're done flowering.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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Aug 2, 2015 8:31 AM CST


I use a lot of compost at planting time, mixed in well with the soil. My compost does not include cow manure. I have also used bulb fertilizer and followed the instructions on the bag.
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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Aug 2, 2015 1:17 PM CST
I have never fertilized my lilies other than this year I did add some chicken manure fertilizer around the ones in the front. They do get topped off with my home made compost every few years.

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