Re: CULT: fertilizing irises
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- Subject: Re: CULT: fertilizing irises
- From: Dorothy Fingerhood <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 04:44:40 -0600 (MDT)
At 05:25 PM 9/21/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Can anyone tell me if dug and divided irises should be fertilized in the
>fall just before frost and what is the best fertilizer to use?
>upstate ny zone 4
Rima, welcome back; hope your vacation was enjoyable. I would NOT
fertilize at this time of the year or later. Don't want to promote any
tender growth that will just be blasted in a few weeks (days?). We had a
frost warning last night, but I haven't looked outside yet! I'm chicken!
If you really feel the need, go with something low in nitrogen. Some
well-seasoned compost may act as a good soil conditioner if you scratch in
in just a bit.