summer water for Brunsvigia josephinae?

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 08:53:38 PDT
a fellow bulb enthusiast suggested that perhaps I should give my Brunsvigia josephinae an occasional drink during the summer ... but then somewhat retracted that suggestion concerned that he might be 'blamed' if the bulb rotted.   My bulbs are in the ground, light but rocky clay, on a slope.   I generally do not irrigate them ... although I suppose they have extensive roots which may obtain some moisture from the deeper soil levels. We generally receive no measurable rain from April through October here in San Diego, although last year, a freak summer thunderstorm did dump nearly an inch one August day.  The top 18" of soil is usually bone dry. 
Any suggestions from the experts out there? 
My 3 B.josephinae scapes are entering their 9th day of growth.  Here's a link to some shots at 1, 4 & 8 days of growth:
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