When to start watering

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Tue, 08 Oct 2002 09:43:48 PDT
Jennifer Hildebrand a *crit 
> part of the reason to water later in the season was to
> avoid bulb rot, as it is still quite warm in my area
> (Riverside, CA - southern). 

When the bulbs are dormants high temperatures and moisture  can  cause 
rotting. By the end of the summer dormancy is broken (by low night
temperatures?)  and moisture leads to intense rootactivity with no risk
of rotting with most Cape species.
Lauw de Jager 

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