Good soils are the key to the success of each lily. On many lands there is a time for growing followed by a brief period of fallow. Here, where the lily bulbs are grown, the fallow period lasts for two to five years. In other words, for ever 25% of planted land, there is 75% in some period of dormancy. Grass and Clover are the preferred cover crop to allow rebuilding of drainage and restoration of organic matter.
So we have another season come to pass and a new cycle of harvest and replanting begins. Again the same digging and replanting process occurs. The next cycle produces the yearling bulb. When graded for replanting, these bulbs run between 4"-6" in circumference.