BULBS. 1. Bulb. Structure containing an embryonic plant and food for the plant. 2. As a general rule, what is the best way to plant bulbs?. Mass Planting. 3. You should avoid planting bulbs in ___________ __________ _________. thin. narrow. rows.
Structure containing an embryonic plant and food for the plant.
3. You should avoid planting bulbs in ___________ __________ _________.
Add Peat Moss, Leaf Mold, Compost, or Rotted Manure
Spring, 1” deep
Spring, 5” deep
Spring, 8” deep
Fall, 4” deep
Fall, 6” deep
Fall, 6” deep
Fall, 7” deep
Fall, 9” deep
Fall, 10” deep
Same as the planting depth.
After the foliage turns yellow and dies back.
23. How often should you dig up tulip and hyacinth bulbs in order to ensure high quality blooming?
24. How often should daffodil, crocus, and lily bulbs be dug up and replanted?
Every 3 to 5 years
25. What time of the year do tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, crocus, and lily’s bloom?
26. What time of the year do dahlias, tuberous-rooted begonias, calla, and gladiolus flower?
Fall – after the first frost has killed the foliage.
28. Why should you wait until the bulb’s foliage (leaves) have completely died back before you dig them up?
Shows the growth cycle is over and food is stored in the bulb.
30. How can you prevent insects from damaging your bulbs when they are in storage?
Dust with pesticides
31. How can you prevent moisture loss from your bulbs when they are in storage?
Cover with sawdust or peat moss
32. Why is it a bad idea to cut the tops off of your bulbs before they have died back naturally?
Will reduce next year’s flowering if removed too soon.