Cypella hauthalii opalina

Rodger Whitlock
Fri, 29 Oct 2004 01:32:11 PDT
On 29 Oct 04 at 9:49, Rogan Roth wrote:

> More often than not I have found that plants grown in pots tend
> to appreciate slightly shaded conditions rather than full,
> blazing sunshine which tends to heat the potting medium up too
> much resulting in stunted roots.

A plunge bed is the answer to this problem. Highly recommended, 
as it also alleviates watering difficulties, esp. if you use 
terra cotta pots.

BTW, I suspect that overheating the soil causes much of the 
difficulty gardeners experience with pot culture of all kinds of 
plants, not just bulbs. Even if you can't manage a plunge bed, 
at least put your potted bulbs in a high wooden surround to keep 
direct sun off the pots.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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