When to start watering

Marguerite English meenglis@cts.com
Tue, 08 Oct 2002 17:06:54 PDT
But a word of warning.  My climate is similar to that in Riverside.  That dry summer will cause problems.   I have killed bulbs by following the 'no water' rule too seriously.   I do water my dormant bulbs very lightly every 3-4 weeks during Aug-Sep-Oct if there is no rain.    Lightly and infrequently is the key, here.  Some occasionally may rot, but I lost more before I did this.

At 0643 PM 10/8/02 +0200, you wrote
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.


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