How to Plant your Bare Root plant

Water Hyacinth & Water Lettuce:

As long as the water temperature is above 65 degrees F and the night time temps are above 40 degrees F, you can toss them in the water.  They are floaters and will float.

If the temps are not warm enough keep them inside near a window in a bowl of water.  The roots must be constantly wet.

 

Water Lilies and Lotus -  Put your lily in an old plastic pot and weigh down the roots with clay or dirt and gravel  or small stones.  DO NOT USE POTTING SOIL OR TOP SOIL OR BARK.   The wood and humus in the potting soil and top soil will just float away and pollute your pond.

If you don't have anything else to use, buy a bag of washed peagravel or larger small rock to weigh down the roots.  Leave all sterms and eyes and the crown uncovered.

Add Pondtabs - (Fish safe Aquatic Plant Fertilizer)

Submerse in your pond at least 6" - 3' (depending on the type of lily).  The leaves will grow up to the water level. 

If your plant keeps escaping the pot, add more rock and clay.

You can also purchase aquatic plant soil, plant pots and fertilizer one my website:

Bog Plants and Marginals:

-  Put your plant in an old plastic pot that is large enough for the roots.

Add  clay or dirt and gravel  or small stones up to the base of the plant .  DO NOT USE POTTING SOIL OR TOP SOIL OR BARK.   The wood and humus in the potting soil and top soil will just float away and pollute your pond.

If you don't have anything else to use, buy a bag of washed peagravel or larger small rock to weigh down the roots.

The plant should be secure.  On tall plants like Canna and Cattails you can bury the plant up to 6 inches down into the pot so it will be secure.

Add a pond tab for each flowering plant.

For Iris - Cover the rhizome and anchor the roots but leave all green stems, leaves and buds uncovered.

Iris need extra fertilizer.

 

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