Planting and Propagating Bulbs


Article by: Michael Russell

When choosing bulbs , Beauty After life - Plants For Drying - Grasses for the garden, , 'Northern Encore' Tree Rose always look for the healthiest and strongest specimens. Obviously this is impossible when buying by mail order. However, most mail order nurseries are reputable and only send out their best and healthiest stock.

Always look at bulbs, , First Aid for a Dried Out Hanging Basket corms and tubers closely and choose firm ones that seem solid and heavy for their size. With bulbs , What Is A Black Orchid - Fascinating But Elusive and corms, the larger and heavier they are the better in terms of flowering , Pond Liners potential.

When selecting tubers, simply look for healthy , Tips for Planting Flower Bulbs specimens, since size is not so important. Check the outer skin carefully and choose those with the least damage.

Do not buy bulbs , Harvesting Herbs that are obviously shriveled or have any soft spots, particularly around the base or the neck. Reject bulbs , Teak Planters - Accent Your Outdoor Space with One with any sign of mould, no matter how slight and look carefully to ensure there are no insects that could weaken or destroy them.

Bulbs generally survive and flower , Teak Planters - Accent Your Outdoor Space with One well the first year, even when poorly planted. They can even survive being planted upside down, although this is not recommended!! The soil , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 1) Starting Out should be enriched with plenty of organic , Teak Garden Furniture matter prior to planting but there is no need to incorporate specific fertilizer into the planting holes, as the bulbs' own store of nutrients will see them through the first flowering season. , Tractors and Their History Subsequently they will require annual , Teak Garden Furniture fertilizing in order to maintain the best results.

Most bulbs, , Teak Garden Furniture corms and tubers can be propagated easily, by lifting and dividing them every few years. In fact most will benefit from being divided occasionally, as flower , How to Find and Work With a Porch Swing Contractor To Install the Porch Swing of Your Dreams production is reduced if they are left undisturbed indefinitely.

The way in which bulbs , How to Find and Work With a Porch Swing Contractor To Install the Porch Swing of Your Dreams are propagated depends on their structure. True bulbs , Lazy Fish Worries produce small offsets, which grow , 'Northern Encore' Tree Rose around the base of the mature bulb. , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition These in turn will grow , Lazy Fish Worries into mature bulbs , Teak Garden Furniture once they have been separated from the parent bulb. , Garden Planning

Corms produce cormlets around the edge of the base of the mature corm every season. , Tractors and Their History In order to propagate, lift the corms and gently pull away the cormlets then replant the mature corm.

Tubers are propagated by cutting the mature stock with a clean, sharp knife. For it to be able to grow , Flowers Guide make sure that each cut section has either an eye or a section of stem. Replant immediately where the plant , Chain Link Fences is to grow. , Teak Umbrella : Add the Final Touch to Your Patio

Bulbs do not easily compete with weeds, , Outdoor Sports Lighting which deplete the soil , Teak Umbrella : Add the Final Touch to Your Patio of moisture , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition and nutrients. If the area around the bulbs , Planning A Butterfly Garden is well mulched, weeding will be less of a problem. If, however, weeds , Saving Seeds from Your Garden persist, water , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers in Your Future? the ground several hours before weeding. This is less traumatic for the bulbs , An Introduction To Vinyl Fences and makes the task easier.

Although regular moisture , Flowers Guide is required for healthy , 3 Easy Steps to Growing Plants from Seed growth, bulbs , Amish Furniture on the Front Porch should not be over watered. Provided the soil , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 1 has good drainage qualities, over watering should not be a problem. But should the soil , Spring Wedding Flowers be inclined to be boggy, attempt to improve the texture by adding plenty of compost , Tips for Planting Flower Bulbs or manure. The amount of watering the garden , Caring For Your Juniper Bonsai requires depends on the type of soil, , Garden Planning the style of garden , Common Landscaping Tools For Every Landscaper and the general climate , Tips for Planting Flower Bulbs and amount of rainfall.
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