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Fertilizing

March 31, 2018

Question

Is there a fertilizer that will help bulbs, jonquils mostly, make more blooms. I've tried 13-13-13 and the next season the stems seem too tall and weak to hold the blooms up and they fall over


 

 Answer

How much sunlight do your spring bulbs get?  If flower size is decreasing it could be due to low fertility when it comes to hyacinths, but members of the daffodil family usually do well as long as they are getting at least 6 hours of sunlight a day (more would be better), and that they are not too crowded.  The best time to fertilize your bulbs is when you see the flower spike beginning to grow—that way the nutrition is there after bloom when the bulbs need it to replenish their flowers.  A complete fertilize which is what you are using, should work well. 


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