Bathing the Amaryllis

Bathing the Amaryllis by Nancy Wallace of Wallace Gardens. “One of my favorite fall projects is planting up a variety of Christmas and Spring blooming Amaryllis, but before I put them into pots, I soak their roots for a scant 20 minutes in Cow Manure Tea, from Authentic Haven Brand. After soaking the bulbs, I plant them up, and then water each pot with the Cow Manure Tea (that’s what’s brewing in the big red bucket). And that’s it! Now we wait for them to start popping out of their dormancy (with no additional water until after they begin growing, at which point I’ll continue to water with Cow Manure Tea as needed). So keep your eyes open.”


  1. Annie- I’m interested in trying this with 3 amaryllis bulbs purchased in wooden container at Costco before the holidays.

    I plan on drenching two out of the three to photograph and report difference in bloom size and timing to you,

    Will this also work on forced daffodils, paper whites and and hyacinths?
    Do you recommend the Cow Manure Tea for three bulbs listed above?

    Dawn Hummel
    BeeDazzled Gardens
    Portland, OR

  2. Yes, I recommend my cow manure tea for hydrating bulbs, seeds and bare root roses

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