Best bulb fertilizer

Darren Sage
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 07:02:37 PST
I have just picked up on this old mail.

Ideally, what fertiliser ratio of NPK do people prefer?  I have a lot of 
hippeastrum hybrids, Lilium longifolium and hybrid Gladiolus.

Many thanks


>From: Mary Sue Ittner <>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>Subject: [pbs] Tomato Fertilizer
>Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:52:41 -0800
>Dear All,
>A number of years ago Diana Chapman recommended tomato fertilizer as an
>excellent source of fertilizer for bulbs. I believe she mentioned a ratio
>of 5-10-10. Others have continued to repeat this advice. I began to look
>for tomato fertilizer and never found any in the ratio she recommended. I
>found huge variations in the ingredients of what was referred to as tomato
>fertilizer. They were not all low in nitrogen. If Diana and I both live in
>California and there is this huge difference just in our state, think how
>that could be magnified around the world.  I'm not sure what would be the
>best common denominator when explaining what to look for. Is the ratio of
>Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium everywhere?
>Mary Sue
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