Impacts of Growth and Yield on Quality Flower Bulbs

On January 8, 2014 by Himanshu Shah

Flower Bulbs in Pots

Are you aware of 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 generally planted around pools, paths and walks around the home.

The factors responsible for the 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 become for years unless a fair amount of light is received. The satisfactory result obtained if the bulbs are planted under the dense shade of large trees as they get enough light and tough competition with tree roots. Scylla sibricca crocus, snowdrop, and aconite are the one that gives satisfactory performance.

Very few of the spring-flowering bulbs could tolerate soggy and wet soil conditions 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 locations.

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 a vigorous condition, the soil has to be prepared well. Before planting flower bulbs in bulk, it is better to fertilize the soil because the mulched soiled plants tend to grow more and bigger as compared to the one that is not fed. While adding fertilizer, bear in mind that there should be no contact in between the compost and the bulb foliage as it would scratch the fertilizer to the upper inch of soil.

  • Planting:

Planting of Flower Bulbs

The 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 the 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 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 in the growth and yield of the 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 the length of the stem and bulb reduces after December 1.

  • Depth of Planting:

Depth of Planting Bulbs

Moreover, the bottom of the plant is an essential factor that could make a considerable difference to the future growth of the bulb. For instance, 5 inches is the best depth to plant narcissi and daffodils, and if the sand is a 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 plant 2 or 3 inches apart.

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

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