Pulling down to correct level

John Bryan johnbryan@worldnet.att.net
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 11:30:02 PDT
Dear All:

In several postings lately, mention has been made of bulbs "pulling
themselves down". Seedlings will drop a root deeper into the soil and a
bulb is formed at this new depth. Contractile roots are another
character of certain bulbs. But do all bulbs lower themselves with such
methods? Apparently such is not always the case, as mention has been
made of bulbs, (Eucomis as an example) being planted not deeply enough,
and it would seem they stay at the depth planted. Comments would be
welcome. Cheers, John E. Bryan.

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