snowdrop bulbs when to plant

Rodger Whitlock
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 11:32:04 PDT
On 07/16/2017 04:00 AM, Elaine Jek <> wrote:

> Greetings from California!:-)  Thank you for the good advice, I'll go
> out and plant them now. I'm going to use a mix of pumice and potting
> mix in a pot.Then move them out in  autumn, October in my area.

No. Conditions are too uneven in pots, particularly smallish ones. And a 
mix containing pumice is likely to be counterproductive. Like many other 
bulbs and unlike epiphytes, snowdrops grow in rather dense, rich soils 
and many (perhaps all) like a certain amount of summer moisture.

My advice: plant them where you want them to grow, water well ONCE, and 
forget. Winter chilling may be an issue; if you think so, site them on 
the north side of your house or a shed where they will get no direct sun 
in winter, thus keeping the soil colder.

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