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Penny
Caring for Hyacinth Bulbs (Between Autumn and Spring)

Hi

I have just sowed Hyacinth bulbs into my garden bed (with good compost, added some dynamic lifter and watered with seaweed) on the weekend after chilling the bulbs in the fridge for few weeks.

What should my caring patterns be between now till Spring? How often do I water the bulbs and feed them? Can you please advice?

Thanks

Submitted: 09:07AM, 08 May 2012
Answer: Hi Penny,

Adding organic matter to the soil and watering the bulbs in with seaweed will give them a good start. Be careful not to over-water as they will not like sitting in soggy soil. Make sure the bulbs receive ample sunshine while they are growing. Once the bulbs start to flower, give regular liquid feeds with Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit fertiliser. You can pick the fragrant flowers and bring them inside your home if you wish. Continue to apply the fertiliser all through the flowering period right up until the foliage starts to die down. By early summer all the foliage will have died back. At this point you can remove the foliage. Enjoy growing this beautiful perfumed bulb in your garden.

Answered: 01:57PM, 09 May 2012

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