Fertilizing Tender Bulbs

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Fertilizing Tender Bulbs


At planting apply one-half pound 10-6-4 fertilizer for each 50 square feet. This is the only time a high nitrogen fertilizer is used. At flowering, fertilize with no more than one-half pound of 5-10-5 fertilizer per 50 square feet. If the plants are large, or widely spaced, place a light ring of fertilizer around each plant. Planting areas in flower beds for several years may not need additional fertilizer if previous plantings were fertilized. An alternative fertilizer is three pounds of bone meal per 50 square feet of bed.

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