When to plant

Elaine Jek elainejek@yahoo.com
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:28:33 PDT
Okay, please excuse the really embarrassing rookie question:

When you get the winter growing bulbs from Dell (and after the excitement of getting exactly what you wanted:-)  ), do you, generally speaking

A) pot them up in a good draining medium and give them a tiny bit of water so that they don't dry out till Fall
B) keep them in a cool, dry, dark place till the first rains of Fall and there is a temperature drop before potting the bulbs.

I have bulbs like Oxalis, Rhodophiala, Drimiopsis.

From the responses, I'll pot up the Narcissus 'Nylon' and I'll do the same for the Gladiolus.
Many thanks,

 From: Ina <klazina@orcon.net.nz>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
Sent: Sunday, July 8, 2012 4:34 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Do Narcissus 'Nylon' need chilling?
I am in Auckland, New Zealand and am growing Bulbodium Nylon without any 
problems.  It has flowered at the beginning of winter, and now is in bud 
again.  I don't do refrigeration of bulbs, so yours should be fine.  
This is zone 10a, so presumably about the same as yours, Elaine.


On 8/07/2012 6:25 p.m., Peter Taggart wrote:
> I'm in SF bay area where it seldom freezes, should I chill  Narcissus
> >'Nylon' before planting?

Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

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