A little help, please?
I am fairly new to gardening. We have a large plot of land that we need to clear and are planning on burning off this weekend. My concern is the daylillies and irises are already coming up. Will they be damaged in the burning process? These plants were there when we bought the land and I'd like to save them and move them to another location.
<bump> im curious for that answer myself!
If it was me, I would dig them up and place them bag to be replanted. If I had 100 bulbs or tubers, find a location where you wont burn and toss them there. Get a half a yard of dirt and bury the bulbs and tubers for replanting at a later date. Just be sure to water them if the soil gets to dry. Bulbs and tubers are tough and they will survive. Watch out for squirrels.. you may want to place chicken wire over them if you have a lot of squirrels.
Also just so you know, burning in the same area you are going to replant may cause you other concerns as well. Normally the soil will be totally sterilized and will take at least a year for the nutrients to get back into it, so your plants will struggle to survive.
I agree, take the time to dig now, or be prepared to make sure you spray water over the bulbs the entire time you are burning. Can you move the burn pile AWAY from the flowers????
Thanks for the suggestions. I don't plan on planting them in the same spot so that will be good.