Thanks to all who have posted to this thread. Lots of good discussion and viewpoints. Some great ideas to work with. I especially liked the point that wild bulbs receive fertilization from animal wastes. I have wondered about those geophytes that found themselves under a bleeding carcass and got a boost from the *totally* organic bloodmeal. Thanks Dylan for adding: "I have switched to a rather strange-sounding 5-11-26 hydroponic formula made by Grow More." I had wondered at Veronica Read's K-heavy 14-10-27. Robert Jenkins zone 7b, North Carolina, USA.