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There is no doubt that, like most flowers, lily burns can be beautiful. However, in order to get to this point, they first need to grow. There are many of us out there who do not have green thumbs and do not know the first thing out planting anything. Another one of the main problems which you may have is caring for your beautiful lily bulbs, once you have planted them. Well, you can feel rest assured to know that you have come to the right place for all of your lily bulb growing needs. Here, we will take a closer look at how you can properly grow and also properly care for lily bulbs. Read on to find out more.Arrow

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One of the main keys as to how successfully you will be at growing lilies is knowing exactly when during the year you should plant your lily bulbs. Although it does depend on the climate that you live in, there are some general guidelines when it comes to deciding what time of the year you should plant your lily bulbs into the ground.

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If you are looking to have your lily bulbs flower when you would normally expect them to, the best time for you to plan them is during the late fall or the early winter season. Of course, one important thing that you should know is that when you do decide to plant them, the ground should not be frozen, as this can have a very negative effect on the growing effects that you will get from your lily bulbs.

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Overall, the most important thing that you should know about planting your lily bulbs is that you should not plant them too late in the year. If you do not ending up planting your lily bulbs soon enough, chances are that you will find that your lilies will not begin to flower later than you are expecting. When you plant your flowers in late winter or early spring, you will probably find that the flowers will not bloom until much later than you would like to them.

Another one of the main problems that may be associated with planting your lily bulbs too late in the season is how long your flowers will last. You will always find that when you plant your lily bulbs in late autumn or early winter, the flowers will last a lot longer. When you plant them later on in the season, the flowers will not last as long as they normally would. This is especially true if there is a good amount of hot weather during the summer season.

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Chances are that you may find that planning out when you should plant your lily bulbs can be very complex. However, one important rule of thumb for anyone who has a green thumb is to remember that planting your flowers earlier on rather than later on will be much more successful for you. It is probably even a much better idea to opt to plant your lily bulbs in late autumn, rather than in early winter if you are interested in getting the most out of your lilies.


One of the main issues which you may be wondering about is what you should do if you live in a cold climate. Well, if you do, you do not have to worry because you can still plant our lily bulbs! However, you cannot plant them outside where they may end up facing the consequences of a winter frost. If you live in a colder climate, you should instead decide to plant your lily bulbs in flowering plots until it is warm enough for a winter frost to not occur.

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If you are going to plant them in pots, you should keep in mind that it is important for them to stay cool. At the same time, they should not be kept in freezing conditions. Some ideal places for your lily bulbs include an enclosed porch, a greenhouse or even a garage or shed. While it is important for them to not freeze, it is also important for them to not be kept in conditions which are too warm.


Although you may not even realize it, one of the main keys to how successfully your lily bulbs will grow is the soil that you plant them in. Some of the things which you should consider adding to your soil in order to get the ultimate flower growth for your lily bulbs include manure, compost, and a low nitrogen fertilizer. It is also important to make sure that the soil which you decide to use is loose and does not contain too much moisture, for the best growing conditions. Note; if you use any Tub, I suggest you use some form of crocking.


One of the main things which you are probably wondering is how you should plant your lily bulbs. Not only do you not want to plant them too close together, you also do not want to plant them too far apart from one another. An ideal amount of space between each lily bulb is between twelve inches to eighteen inches. Although they will grow no matter which way you decide to point them when you plant them, it is generally recommended to point the tip (otherwise referred to as the eye) of the flower up towards the surface for the best results. You should then cover the lily bulbs with about two inches of your ideal, suitable soil.


In order for your lily bulbs to grow, there is more that is required of you, of course. For starters, you are going to need to begin by watering your lily bulbs once a week. It is also important for you to make sure that you keep them well fertilized. I recommend "Terra Firma - Organic Life", between twice and three times a month. Make sure that the times during which you decide to fertilize your flowers are equally spread apart, as you cannot just decide to fertilize them two days in a row. For example, if you fertilize your lilies twice a month, you should do so every two weeks.

Although growing lily bulbs may seem like a complex process, the truth in the matter is that these are some of the easiest flowers out there to plant. If you are sure to follow all of these tips, you will be one step closer to planting the most beautiful lilies!

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