Late planting bulbs
Planting old bulbs
About the first of December, we planted bulbs we'd had for
almost a month, bulbs already rated "old" when we bought them on
This page is Sponsored by:
Since they had been held so long, we looked at each as we
planted it and felt it for firmness -- same as judging the
freshness of an onion at the produce market.
We threw away about one bulb in a dozen. The rest will bloom
There was no need to see the right-hand daffodil's interior,
except to make this point to you: You can feel it's a bad
bulb, no longer firm.
When is it too, too late to plant spring bulbs?
It's too late if the bulbs won't have enough time to grow roots
before warming soil calls them into top growth. When we see very
short blooming stems on spring bulbs and forced bulbs we recognize
a plant that did not have enough cold time or was coaxed into
growth before completing its requisite resting time.
However, if a stored bulb is still firm we might plant it even
if it's so late that it won't bloom in its first spring in place.
As long as it emerges and grows leaves that spring, it can get back
into step and flower the next year.
Bulb planting help Sponsored for you by
Michael & Ann Feeney:
To read more Sponsor-recommended
Please join this helpful comunity: Sponsor