Bulb Do's and Don'tsPosted: October 1, 2011 Posted by: Home & Garden Showplace
Some simple things to remember about bulbs:
ALWAYS plant bulbs in borders or beds with good drainage. Planting bulbs in well-drained soil is vital and the most important instruction we can give you.
DO NOT use any strong commercial fertilizer or fresh manure when planting bulbs.
ALWAYS cut as little foliage as possible when cutting flowers from your bulbous plants. The leaves and foliage are essential for storing food for next year's blooming.
ALWAYS let the foliage die back on its own in the garden before trimming it back or digging up the bulbs. Do not trim back healthy green foliage or the bulb will not perform well next year.
NEVER dry bulbs in the sun, always in the shade in a well-ventilated area.
ALWAYS store bulbs in a dry, well-ventilated area to prevent mold or mildew. Do not store them in an air-tight container.