Waking up them winter growers?!

Ben Anderson banderson805@gmail.com
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:23:06 PDT
I think that with bulbs, like with any other plant, it is best to research
the growing conditions in the native habitat and use those to determine the
best watering schedule. Some bulbs are adapted to the Mediterranean-climate
life of winter-wet, summer-dry. Other bulbs are summer growing and
winter-dormant. Some bulbs are tolerant of moisture outside of the normal
growing season, while others are very temperamental. The PBS wiki is an
excellent resource. In addition to the species info, there are some amazing
precipitation/temperature maps.

Ben Anderson
Berkeley/Pinole, California

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 4:43 PM, Kenneth <k.preteroti@verizon.net> wrote:

> My experience is cacti and succulents. Most of us C&S growers have bulbs.
> Most of my bulbs are summer growers or evergreen. I have a few winter
> growers such as Veltheimia. Since joining PBS I am paying closer attention
> now than I have in the past. Veltheimia bracteata is leafing out but not B.
> capensis, Boophane haemanthoides leafing out but not Boophane disticha and
> none of the Haemanthus are doing anything. Is this normal? Boy this sounds
> like a rookie question, like someone asking if cacti need watering.
> Ken P
> Old Bridge, NJ
> Zone 6b
> Ken P
> Old Bridge, NJ
> Zone 6b
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