2 Bulb Theories - Need Realitiy Checks.
One post, two separate questions. Hope you don't mind. And, not insisting anyone has to know the answer to both questions - especially, since I don't know either. lol
1. Planted four hyacinth bulbs last autumn. Got a single siting - one popped out of th earth, stayed an inch high for at least 6 weeks, then disappeared. May I assume I will never see hyacinths from thos bulbs - even next spring?
2. Garlic - Separated and planted a nice big juicy store-bought garlic two autumns ago, and gathered most of them, with medium-size bulbs last summer. (Worth the fun, even if I would never buy any that small from a store. lol) Surprisingly, last autumn two more started growing from that original bulb. They're back, this spring, but I'm guessing they must have been the smallest cloves. If I let them die back, and start over again for next year, will that get me bigger bulbs? Just seems many bulbs get bigger and then divide, in the bulb world, so was wondering if garlic would do that too, if we leave them alone for a couple of years.