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• Bulbs should be firm and clean looking.

• If bulbs are soft or smell, then you have a bad bulb.

• It is not unusual to see a little bit of white powdery mold on some types of bulbs due to the high moisture content of these varieties. As long as this residue is dry and the bulb is firm, no harm will be done to the product.

• Summer-flowering bulbs can be planted after the last chance of frost, in spring or early summer.

• Careful attention is paid to the way our bulbs are packaged. This package will protect the bulb until you are ready to plant.

• You can store the product in its original pack in a cool dark place for a few weeks.

• In general bulbs like a well drained soil since waterlogged soils will rot most of them.

• The pH range should be between 6 and 7 for most bulbs.

• Take a look at our "How-To Videos for planting tips and read the instructions for each particular plant.

• Smaller quantities can be planted with a manual bulb planter one at the time.

• For larger plantings it makes sense to excavate some soil to the correct depth of planting after which the bulbs can be laid out and the soil returned.

• The rule of thumb is that they like to be planted at a depth of 2 to 3 times the diameter of the bulb unless otherwise noted on the packaging.

• Bulbs look best when planted in groupings of a few plants.

• Use a complete fertilizer like Bulb Booster or Bulb Tone after bulbs are planted.

• Water the new planting frequently and watch your bulbs grow!

• Cuttings of spent blooms can trigger the production of more flowers, depending on the variety.

• Never cut off all the foliage. Bulbs need that foliage to rejuvenate themselves for next year.

• Before the first hard frost, bulbs should be dug up, stems and old foliage should be cut off.

• Lay the bulbs out to dry for a couple of days.

• When dry, store bulbs in some dry peat in a paper bag or box to protect them from frost.

 

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