I'm the naive one here, am still on learning curve as I ramp up production. However these bulbs will be lifted for sale next year. They do seem to be happy in crowded beds. I past we made dense beds of bulbils and left them for 2-3 years. With Camas also dense plantings work great although sometime the bulbs are deformed. Keep in mind these rows are separated by 6 inches of clean space and roots do have a [lace to go. Different conditions in a pot. On Nov 9, 2012, at 11:58 AM, Michael Mace wrote: > but I was surprised by the density at which you're > planting those Dichelostemma. With all the offsetting they do, don't you > need to keep more space between them? (I'm thinking maybe I space mine too > far apart in the pots).