September 24, 2005

Today's Pond Q&A

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Today's Pond Q&A

In this issue:

- HARDY WATER LILIES - DO I TRANSPLANT NOW OR IN THE SPRING?
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Question>

Hello

I have a water lily that I kept from last year by cutting back
the growth in the fall and leaving it submerged in my pond with
the fish and a pond heater. It came out strong this year and
has almost outgrown its container. My question is: Should I
repot the water lily? If yes, should I wait to repot in the
spring or do it in the fall?

Thanks for your help. I really enjoy the pond Q & A.

- Larry

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Answer>

Hi, Larry,

I repot mine in the fall to give them time over the winter to
restore the root system. I use a good planting media (such as
Microbe-Lift rather than soil) and the spring takes care of
itself. I do not add any fertilizer to pots in the fall. Discard
any weak or damaged sections and repot only healthy parts.

Besides, I don't want rotting plant material in my pond over the
winter for parasites or bacteria to start trouble. So, as part
of the normal clean-up program for me, the plants get their
attention too.

- Carolyn

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Posted by bfogle at September 24, 2005 06:28 PM
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