Replanting a water lily?


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As big as your pond is addy you may have to feed lilies forever unless you have a population explosion like China :twisted:
 
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Well we have a ton of fry with plenty of places for them to hide, so we will see if some make it. I see shubie fry, white lil ones with gold heads and all gold colors,
 

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That's so cool addy...........gotta get me some shubbies if the weather ever warms up here. Do you just put your new fish in w/o quarantine cuz if I have to qt then that means set up an aquarium and I'm not into that again but I suppose I may have to :confused:
 

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Don't tell anybody, but yep. Always have, never had an issue. But I don't have koi. With the number of little ones, probably won't add any more.
 

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laughing, they just keep on trying to grow, eventually break the pot.
 

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You should leave it whole imho, that is what I used. The lilies roots will take up the area easily.
 
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as a little aside, when I emptied my pond some 6 weeks ago, I pulled out a very large lilly basket full of muck and roots and rocks I replanted the lilly pads and the nearly empty basket was laying in the back of my garden. Yesterday I saw lillypads growing on what is basically a compost heap. Turns out there where still lilly pads in there, roots as thick as my arm. It has pretty much not rained here in 6 weeks, everything is completely dry. They sure are hardy!
 

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lol vertigo, did ya save them? They seem to do fine, I have some small starters that are just getting going.
 

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I have one tuber per pan. I have a few tiny starts that are doubled up in a pan, will separate once they get going.
 
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I start them in shallow water, maybe 8 inches above the top of pan, after it starts growing leaves I put the lily lower in the water, I have some at a depth of around 1.5 feet now.
 
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It is my walk in area, just an area the width of the pond about a foot deep, then drops to 2 feet. The fish don't hang out there at all. I also have some fishless ponds in the stream, warm and shallow.

You could put them on upside down pots, milk crates etc, I find they start better being shallow esp if they are real small which some of mine where. Sent to me by a friend.

The ones from last year where in 2.5 feet water for the winter, and where growing when I pulled them to shallower water.
 

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