How to fertilize bulbs in pots
I searched but didn't see this covered.
I have a bunch of leftover bulbs which haven't flowered in ages, and I finally got around to separating and replanting them. They are all growing now, 2 inch leaves or so. (Long story, it rained.)
I have dry bulb fertilizer and would like suggestions.
a) it is better to scratch in the fertilizer? These are in small pots and I just put them in a couple weeks ago. Should I dig them up and mix in the fertilizer at root level? Or, just scratch it in? Someone said something about transplant shock, but otoh, other people say the _____? takes a long time to get to the roots? What to do? (The box is in my friend's garage, so I'm not sure what kind, just organic and for bulbs.)
b) how much should I use? The bulbs vary in size and variety but most are small, and in maybe a 5 inch pot. I don't want to burn the little fellers. (Some freesia, some hyacinth, some daff, and soon maybe some tulips.)