late bulb planting...again

kimcocoDecember 16, 2009

What's new? I got them in the ground (well, some of them) before the snow hit. I fertilized, covered them, ground was moist enough, but I never watered them. I suspect there may be some air pockets.

What are my chances that they'll come up in the spring? Hit or miss? Should I water the ground when first sign of temps rising above freezing?

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hightider(z8 NC)

Yes,water as soon as you can,i am still planting tulips,crocues,even planted fifty dryed out iris tubers last week,had no idea they had any life in thembut the are showing signs of new growth,as long as the ground is workable here in zone 8 ive even planted in jan. and had good sucess ,LOL Hightider

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 8:25AM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

I would stay inside and just feel proud of myself for being done. You can consider the snowfall to be mother nature watering them in.

There shouldn't be that many air pockets that it would cause a problem and even if there are pockets, they will be above the bulb, not below where the roots are forming. Have some hot chocolate instead.... that's my plan.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 9:44PM
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