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Re: CULT: Advice on Feeding Iris in early season, Zone 4

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT: Advice on Feeding Iris in early season, Zone 4
  • From: Arnold Koekkoek <KOEKKOEK@dordt.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 12:17:11 -0600 (MDT)

Scott Holloway asks if he should feed his new iris.  Based on my own 
experience in this area (I'm north of you a couple hundred (give or 
take a few) miles) I would say you needn't do anything, especially if 
this is new iris ground.  Certainly don't give any nitrogen-rich 
fertilizer, if anything something with high middle number 
(phosphorus) might be appropriate.  Or incorporate alfalfa meal or 
pellets, some advocated on this list a few months ago.  I've never 
tried the latter, but I'm going to experiment this spring (if it ever 
comes in earnest so one can work the soil).

Arnold Koekkoek
NW Iowa  Zone 4

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