what to feed 3rd year daffodil seedlings
A few years ago I planted some daffodil seeds, and they came up the following spring, looking like thin blades of grass, maybe a little bigger last year. This year the leaves are quite a bit wider, but still a lot smaller than those from an established bulb.
I knew going in that it takes several years to go from seed to flower, but I'm wondering if I could speed up their development with some kind of fertilizer. More specifically I'm wondering what kind of NPK composition is best for this situation? I know that typical "bulb food" is not so high in Nitrogen, but those products are surely intended for large bulbs that are already flowering. Would the requirements for a small young bulb be different? They are planted around the base of a tree, in an area that has been mulched with wood chips for a long time.