When I bought my lily it had one of these in it. The tubes can be refilledI use these, they are expensive but seem to do a good job and only use them once a season. They come in a smaller size but aren't as strong so you need two spikes.
Someone told me to use Organic Tomato Fertilizer and I used the one from Jobe's. There is some kind of fabric inside the tube holding the fertilizer in. The first time I tried rolling the fertilizer in weed blocker fabric but don't bother, a little will spill out but no biggie I think since you are sticking down in soil/kitty litter anyway.What do you use to refill it?
I have 2 small lilies, started them in kitty litter in a lily basket in the pond; nothing. Moved them to oil pans, not in the pond mind you, nothing except breeding all species of mosquitoes. Read this, moved them once again into small pots, (to fit in fountain) added the fertilizer, and put them in my lily fountain and they have taken off! Once the new pond finishes the fishless cycle I will move them into lily pots in the new pond. I am so happy, now they are growing after several weeks of doing nothing.I put some fertilizer like osmocote on the bottom of the pan, around 1/4 cup. Dump the litter in, put the tuber in the litter, with the growing point facing into the center of the pot. lower slowly so it gets wet. Some dust will float out, but it disappears and is good for your pond.
Make sure the litter is pure clay no additives. I get mine at Walmart or tractor supply
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