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late bulb planting...again

Posted by kimcoco Zone 5, Wisconsin (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 16, 09 at 2:44

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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RE: late bulb planting...again

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


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RE: late bulb planting...again

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.


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