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Author Topic: Bulb Log 32-08/08/08  (Read 1709 times)

David Nicholson

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Bulb Log 32-08/08/08
« on: August 06, 2008, 07:30:25 PM »
Packed full of vital information as usual Ian, thank you. Now I am worrying what I have potted too deeply, or, for me in particular, too shallowly!
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Re: Bulb Log 32-08/08/08
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 10:55:37 PM »
If too deeply David, the worst that will happen, if they're well drained, is that they'll take a bit longer to come up and perhaps flower a week or two later. Not a disaster. I've learned the hard way that too deep is better than too shallow.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Bulb Log 32-08/08/08
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 10:02:10 PM »
Thanks for another very informative log Ian.
In your classification of Narcissus into deeper versus shallower planting, I would be interested to know which group would you say N. cyclamineus comes into? I haven't grown this in a pot before and am wondering what depth to start with (my default is to start half way and then, as yourself, see what the bulbs are telling me when they get repotted).

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Re: Bulb Log 32-08/08/08
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 07:38:43 PM »
David do not panic, planting at the wrong depth is rarely fatal the bulbs will just not perform to their best and you can correct it next year.

Paul, I plant Narcissus cyclamineus in the lower half of the pot 1/3 from the bottom as it needs more moisture and cooler conditions especially in the summer months.
The ones I grow in plastic pots live in open plunges and never dry out for long even in the summer.
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