newbie looking for a little bulb growing info

Leo A. Martin
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 12:48:15 PDT
Justin wrote about growing winter-growing South African bulbs in a raised
bed in a summer-rainfall climate (Woodville, Texas.)

> I was thinking that a raised bed would be easier to maintain. I hope that
> most of the winter growing bulbs that I have (mainly glads and moraea)
> would do well enough. We do get some summer rains but a raised bed would
> be easy to cover.

I think you can get pretty hot in the summer. From my experience, some
winter-growing bulbs will die with just one summer rainfall during high
heat. So you would need to cover the bed but still allow good air
circulation at the surface of the soil.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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