Impacts of Growth and Yield on Quality Flower Bulbs

On January 8, 2014 by Himanshu Shah

Flower Bulbs in Pots

Are you aware regarding the exception created by flowers in terms of color and glow? Well, if not then the hardy bulbs are the one that has exceptional color compared to other flowers in the spring season. The season begins with the snowdrops, i.e. early in March. They are the most versatile breeds of plants depending on the location. You could easily find the mass plantation on the solid beds spotted in a round perennial border or rock garden. They are normally planted around pools, paths and walks around the home.

The factors responsible for proper yield and growth of plants are:

Flower Bulbs

  • Location:

Regardless of the site, most bulbs grow well in their first year and very few grow for years unless a fair amount of light is received. Satisfactory result is obtained if the bulbs are planted under the dense shade of large trees as they get enough light and a tough competition with tree roots. Scylla sibricca crocus, snowdrop and aconite are the one that gives satisfactory performance.

Very few of the spring flowering bulb could tolerate soggy and wet soil condition during the winter. Hence there is no danger to plant such flowers near the drainage or the water standing surface. Camassia plants are planted in such location.

A perfect place to plant tulips and narcissi is drainage where the location remains dry and sunny during the summer.

  • Preparation of Soil:

Preparation of Soil

The buds of spring flowering plants are already formed till the time the bulbs are planted during the fall. Hence to sustain the growth of the plant for several years in vigorous condition, the soil has to be prepared well. Before planting flower bulbs in bulk it is better to fertilize the soil because the fertilized soiled plants tend to grow more and bigger as compared to the one that is not fertilized. While adding fertilizer just bear in mind that there should be no contact in between the fertilizer and the bulb foliage as it would scratch the fertilizer to the upper inch of soil.

  • Planting:

Planting of Flower Bulbs

Plantation method too varies from one locality to another. For instance, if the plants have to be planted in sandy and light soil then the bulb could be planted by dibble method. And if it has to be planted under the heavy soils then each bulb has to be planted using a trowel. In both the conditions, the soil underneath has to be loose so that the roots could easily penetrate the soil.

  • Time of Planting:

Planting Flowers

You could easily see the difference on the growth and yield of plant if planted in the wrong season. October is considered the best month to plant the spring flowering bulbs. For instance Tulip has to be noted that the length of stem and bulb reduces after December 1.

  • Depth of Planting:

Depth of Planting Bulbs

Moreover the depth of the plant is an important factor that could make a considerable difference to the future growth of the bulb. For instance, 5 inches is the best depth in order to plant narcissi and daffodils and if the sand is little bit sandy then plant Tulip deeper.

  • Spacing:

Spacing between Flowers

There should be proper spacing in between the two bulbs because it gives the bulb space to grow for 2 or 3 years. For instance, crocus and grape hyacinth should be planted 2 or 3 inches apart.

Finally, by following the above mentioned points more yield and growth of plant could be obtained.

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