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Sep 4, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Has anyone tried growing daylilly via hydroponics??
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Sep 4, 2015 11:35 AM CST
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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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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Sep 4, 2015 12:12 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
So LIke a timed water flood system kind of thing?
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Sep 4, 2015 12:45 PM CST
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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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.
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Sep 4, 2015 1:14 PM CST
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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
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Sep 4, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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Interesting articles - Maurice do you happen to know of anyone still growing hydroponically?
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Sep 4, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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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Sep 4, 2015 3:05 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Very interesting read, and something to consider.
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Sep 6, 2015 7:51 AM CST
Name: Becky
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gargoyl52 -
As far as hydroponics, check out this article ....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v7gn...
http://www.mnn.com/your-home/o...

Have you seen this "aquaponics" video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
An article about this method:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02...
http://backyardaquaponics.com/...

Dave grows some of his plants using aquaponics.

And this idea will really blow your mind:
http://gardenpool.org/
http://modernfarmer.com/2014/0...
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Sep 6, 2015 10:20 AM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
That's very interesting. I've heard of people growing lettuce in aquaponics but nothing else.
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Feb 9, 2016 8:34 AM CST
Name: JamesHST
United States
There is a device called Nanny easyponic, I haven't used it . Luck!
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Feb 10, 2016 5:06 AM CST
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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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Feb 18, 2016 3:46 AM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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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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