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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: Dennis Stoneburner <drstone@roanoke.infi.net>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 15:00:58 -0600 (MDT)

Scott "Doc" Holloway wrote:
> >
> > Second time around!
> >         I am not receiving AIS bulletin nor able to order a book to
> > answer this question in a timely manner so I ask again.
> >         My TBs are up 3-5 inches.  Should I feed them something?  Should
> > I bother?  This will be the first season since I planted the rizhome
> > last fall.  I didn't put anything on them when I planted them due to
> > my ignorance.  I'm concerned about giving them a good start.
> > Scott,
> Do nothing.  The first year almost always does fine.  Look for any
> problems like rot or borer. Since this is the first year, borer should
> not be a problem either.  Just sit back and enjoy your first year bloom.BTW - My mother told me once you don't take medicine unless you're sick.  
Books and articles are guides to be considered, but not followed blindly. 
As you gain experience, write notes in a book, and you will find what works 
best for you in your area. 

Dennis Stoneburner
Roanoke, VA

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