fertilizing bulbs

Judy Glattstein jglatt@ptd.net
Thu, 07 Apr 2005 05:39:11 PDT
And what about bulbs that do not synchronize flower and leaf production? 
The majority of colchicum for example - flowering  must draw on stored 
food reserves. These reserves then, are not replenished until leaves 
grow the following spring. And the clever colchicums also wait until 
spring to produce their seeds, when food reserves are re-supplied.

Judy in New Jersey where yesterday's sunshine and 70° Fahrenheit 
temperatures were uncomfortably warm for hard work in the garden. That's 
O.K. - today is overcast and more rain forecast. This after last 
weekend's flooding of the Delaware River, bridge closings, wet 
basements, and other such soggy happenings.

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