Spring planted bulbs gives the most beautiful flowers. If you want them growing healthy and happily then take few points for consideration. They need some basic requirements mentioned below.
Flowering bulb’s requirements:
- Sunlight: Select a site with lots of sun, at least six hours of a day. Indoor bulbs should get enough light.
- Water: Water well after planting. Apply mulch to keep the weeds down and hold in moisture.
- Ground/Pot: Allow the bulbs to grow in free space.
- Soil: Bulbs prefer loam or sandy loam soil with well drainage.
- Temperature: Cool climate boosts active growth. They can grow in a wide range of 7 to 28 degrees C.
- Fertilizer: It prefers fertilizer low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus.
- If the soil is not perfectly well-drained, the bulbs may be planted on a bed of sand.
- If your soil is sandy, plant bulbs slightly deeper; in clay soils, slightly shallower.
- If you have mouse or squirrels in the garden then consider planting your bulbs in a “cage” fashioned with chicken wire.
- In warm-winter climates, you may need to pre-chill hardy bulbs before planting.
- Do not use stiff clay soil, otherwise rooting will be delayed.
- Do not overcrowd the planting.
- Bulbs, corms and tubers should not come in direct contact with fresh organic manure.
- Too much moisture often causes rotting.
- Don’t store fruit (especially apples) or vegetables in the refrigerator while you’re chilling or storing bulbs. Fruits and vegetables can emit a gas that kills the young plant inside the bulb.
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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
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