Daylilies forum: Planting seedlings today

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Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
Feb 3, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Planting my seedlings today. My bank has dayliles and while I was there yesterday I notice that they were about 3 inches tall. And a month ago, the bed there was empty. I would have fertilize my seedlings today, so since I am planting them should I just water them today or go ahead and fertilize them today after I get the beds done?
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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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CaliFlowers
Feb 3, 2018 1:55 PM CST
dixiebelle426 said:Planting my seedlings today. My bank has dayliles and while I was there yesterday I notice that they were about 3 inches tall. And a month ago, the bed there was empty. I would have fertilize my seedlings today, so since I am planting them should I just water them today or go ahead and fertilize them today after I get the beds done?


I would water them in first, just to settle the soil. Then, if you want, go over them with a light dose of liquid fertilizer. I've never hurt a plant with liquid fertilizer, ever. They're going to benefit so much from just being in the ground instead of the pots that feeding is probably not necessary, but I generally give 'em a light dose anyway.

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touchofsky
Feb 3, 2018 2:17 PM CST
They look great!
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Feb 3, 2018 2:40 PM CST
4 hours later 1 bed is done. I am gonna go start at my mom's later or tomorrow, hers is gonna take more time, I will be making a flower bed for her. Pixs to come once they recover from transplanting them.
Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
Feb 6, 2018 1:41 PM CST
3 days since I planted my seedlings, I still have 5 pots to plant, I left the pots outside beside my bed, so that they would be in the sun. Most of my seedlings in the bed are droopy but some of the ones in the pots. We have had 2 days of rain since I planted them, I am hoping that is the cause and they will perk back up.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 6, 2018 5:59 PM CST
I would not expect the drooping to be from the rainy days, just the opposite I think. I expect it is just a little transplant shock and they should come out of that in a few more days.
Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
Feb 6, 2018 7:58 PM CST
I went ahead and cut them back hoping that saves them, I will hate to see 500 seedlings die, more rain tomorrow. I am hoping they perk back up, and start back growing, I did notice on at least half of them, that had some new leaves growing, so that gives me hope.
Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Feb 7, 2018 6:37 AM CST
Catherine don't stress yourself. Those are some tough little plants. I would say the only thing you are missing is some mulch to hold the moisture in and protect the plants until the roots really take hold of the native soil.
You get a AAAA+ for your excellent labor of love and devotion to the extended family. Can't wait to see them blooming nodding
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Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
Feb 8, 2018 1:21 PM CST
2 days after cutting them back, moat are standing up now, went I went to check on the today, I had a few that needed to be replanted, and found this hole in my bed. Any ideas? Something living in that hole or from all the rain?
Almost 2 weeks since I planted my seeds, and nothing so far. Not even 1 green leaf shooting up.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 8, 2018 4:35 PM CST
I can't really get an idea of the scale or size of the hole, so no idea what might have caused it. The weather is so nice and warm now, it is getting very tempting to plant a few seeds and see how they do. Lots of rain it looks like in the forecast. Looking forward to the ten day forecast I see no cold weather so far.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Feb 9, 2018 3:35 PM CST
@seedfork
The hole is about 10 inches by 6 inches. Give or take, I wear a 9.5 shoe, if that gives any insight on the size of the hole. I filled the hole in with promix, I can't have a big hole in my bed, I use 2, 1 gallon pots with promix and pour it in the hole, and it still did not fill the whole cavity up, also the ground around it is caving in if I step right beside the hole.
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Name: Catherine Moll
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dixiebelle426
Feb 9, 2018 3:39 PM CST
@Hazelcrestmikeb
Thanks for the AAAA+ I am excited to see new leaves on a lot of them, and most are standing up since I cut then back. Only time will tell which ones will make it or not. I am now debating on where to plant the other 5 pots I have, wait and see where in my bed I need flowers, that don't make it, or my new bed where I only planted seeds, I am leaning on my new bed. I hate to have put in all that work to have a empty bed lol
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 9, 2018 3:43 PM CST
That is a pretty large hole then. I was thinking along the lines of a mole and the rain washed out the tunnel, that happens a lot here. That hole looks pretty deep for a mole hole however. They don't always cause the soil to rise up where there tunnels are but most of the time you will see the the soil pushed up and you can follow their tunnel for some distance. I just step on the tunnel with my heel and try to dissuade the moles from digging, you will feel the soil give beneath the weight of your foot.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Feb 10, 2018 1:38 PM CST
Got my remaining seedlings planted today in my new bed. While I was planting them, I started to see seeds just laying on the ground, good news is they are germinated, I found about 50 of them so I just replanted them. With all the rain we have had here, a few got washed up, or when I racked my bed after planting them, I under cover them, I am just hoping that was all of them, and I did not lose any. I looked for seeds for an hour. Also I believe I have a few seedlings popping up.
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Feb 10, 2018 6:39 PM CST
Nice work on getting all of those daylilies planted! That's no small feat!

You're planting daylilies and I'm staring at a lawn covered with a foot of snow. Blinking I'd be insanely jealous right now except that the snow really is beautiful...and I don't have to go to work today. I will commence being jealous on Monday when I have to go to work on slushy roads. Big Grin
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Feb 10, 2018 7:57 PM CST
@DogsNDaylilies
From now till Thursday we are gonna have rain I am hoping it's not gonna be too much. I am jealous of your snow, we never get snow, or a lot of it, we did have flurries here 2 days, a few weeks ago
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Name: Davi (Judy) Davisson
Sherrills Ford, NC (Zone 7a)
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Feb 11, 2018 7:19 AM CST
A little insight, perhaps, on the hole because I get those quite often having cleared a lot of loblolly pine trees where I wanted new beds for daylilies. The remains of those trees will sit there for awhile and suddenly collapse because they are soft wooded trees that disintegrate quite quickly leaving that type of hole. They are a little dangerous if you step in one and should be filled as quickly as possible at the first sign of soft ground. I don't know where you live in Georgia, but even if it has warmed enough to plant your seedlings, they may not start growing right away because the ground is probably colder than they are used to. I plant seedlings as early as I can and then cover them with frost blankets if we start getting severe nights...but they seems to "sit and knit" for a good long time until the ground warms to over 40 degrees.
Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Feb 11, 2018 12:20 PM CST
@davi
I am in South Georgia, I am about an hour from the Florida and Alabama lines. And you are probably right, when we moved here, we took down hundreds of pine trees, so it could have been that.

I so wish the rain would go away for while, I am gonna have to redo my beds, I have had a few hours of running, washing rain I spent about 2 hours hunting my seeds, that were planted a few weeks ago, I found about 60 washed up, I am hoping the rest are still buried in the bed somewhere, I will look for more later, I found a few about 20 feet from my bed. I planted a few hundred.

It has been raining all day about 7 hours already, and this is still heading my way.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Feb 12, 2018 10:06 AM CST
Catherine I was wondering why you raked the bed after planting the seeds ? Hope the impending rain doesn't wash out the seeds. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Catherine Moll
Ga. (Zone 8b)
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dixiebelle426
Feb 12, 2018 1:55 PM CST
@Hazelcrestmikeb
I only raked where I did not plant seeds, or at least I thought so. I had added more dirt to the edges of the bed to make it a little bigger, I was trying to make both beds about the same size, so they would match Rolling on the floor laughing
The rain is gone now, I found another 12 seeds today, and will keep my eyes out where the dirt washed in my yard for seedlings, I will also be going to lowes and looking for a boarder to go around the beds, so that this won't happen again. I also have about 60 seeds I found in pots in the house, I am gonna let them sit and grow there for a few weeks.

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