Growing bulb flower plant is different from other non-bulb flowers, since they are grown from their underground roots cut into seed pieces and germinated for multiplication to produce new plant. These ar hardy plants and doesn’t need a special care to manage them.
Many of the bulb flowers does need too much attention once they start to develop and fully established. The vantage of growing this type of flower is the thrive with little care and will produce flowers every year.
They usually bear flowers in spring and their attractive flower, adds to the collections in your garden. Other flower bulbs needs your attention during winter seasons but others will bear beautiful flowers continuously without being uprooted from the soil.
In order to provide you with a non-stop supply of these bulb flowers, follow the stairs below how to grow them successfully.
1. Select the large bulb
Choose matured and large bulbs as your planting materials, because they produce large and healthy flowers and command a better price when you’ll sell them. Or they’re more attractive and inviting to florist collectors.
2. Soil and sunlight requirement
You should locate your planting area in a well-drained soil. The best location is, it should be away from stagnant water source and the area easily drains during heavy rains. Bulb flowers prefers a full sunlight the whole day, but may also thrives in a partial shaded area with astatine least 4 – 5 hours sunlight during the day.
Before planting the bulb, put some compost, bone meal or small amount of fertilizer into the hole 4 – 8 inches deep. After preparing the holes, set the bulbs making the hairy, root like portion of the bulb face down the soil area and the stem portion facing up.
Re-fill again the hole with some additional loose soil to cover the entire hole, and for fall plantings keep it moist till the ground freezes. Continue watering during the first six week of their growth process to enhance stable plant stand.
Put some mulching materials on the planting area to avoid weeds infestation and to keep maintain soil wet most especially during cold climate.
4. Plant Maintenance
Once your bulb flowers ar already fully established, you don’t need to bother maintaining them. They stand to survive themselves, especially when you’ve put some enough soil nutrients prior to planting. The food nutrients you’ve applied into the soil was enough to sustain the plants until the flowering period.