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2 1. Bulb Structure containing an embryonic plant and food for the plant.

3 2. As a general rule, what is the best way to plant bulbs? Mass Planting

4 3. You should avoid planting bulbs in ___________ __________ _________. thinnarrowrows

5 4. Is it a good idea to plant bulbs in wooded areas? Yes

6 5. Is it a good idea to plant bulbs in rock gardens? Yes

7 6. Is it a good idea to plant bulbs with evergreen shrubs? Yes

8 7. Can bulbs be used as cut flowers? Yes

9 Loam Soil 8.What is the best kind of soil for growing bulbs?

10 9. How can you add organic matter to your bulb soil? Add Peat Moss, Leaf Mold, Compost, or Rotted Manure

11 Peat Moss

12 Leaf Mold

13 Compost

14 Rotted Manure

15 10. What is the best soil pH for growing bulbs? 7.0

16 Tuberous Rooted Begonia (Tuber) Spring, 1” deep

17 Gladiolus Spring, 5” deep

18 Dahlia (tuber) Spring, 8” deep

19 Crocus Fall, 4” deep

20 Hyacinth Fall, 6” deep

21 Bulbous Iris Fall, 6” deep

22 Lily Fall, 7” deep

23 Tulip Fall, 9” deep

24 Daffodil Fall, 10” deep

25 20. What is a good kind of fertilizer to use for bulbs?

26 21. As a general rule, how far apart should bulbs be planted? Same as the planting depth.

27 22. When should you dig up your spring flowering bulbs? After the foliage turns yellow and dies back.

28 23. How often should you dig up tulip and hyacinth bulbs in order to ensure high quality blooming? Every year

29 24. How often should daffodil, crocus, and lily bulbs be dug up and replanted? Every 3 to 5 years

30 25. What time of the year do tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, crocus, and lily’s bloom?

31 26. What time of the year do dahlias, tuberous-rooted begonias, calla, and gladiolus flower?

32 27. When should your summer flowering bulbs be dug up? flowering bulbs be dug up? Fall – after the first frost has killed the foliage.

33 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.

34 29. What is the best temperature for storage of bulbs?

35 30.How can you prevent insects from damaging your bulbs when they are in storage? Dust with pesticides

36 31. How can you prevent moisture loss from your bulbs when they are in storage? Cover with sawdust or peat moss

37 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.

38 33. Summarize the process of Forcing Bulbs? 1.Fill pot 2/3 full of soil. 2.Place bulb in pot, point up, flat side out. 3.Fill with soil, leave ¼ inch of bulb tip protruding. 4.Label. 5.Place outside in cold frame or cover with bark. 6.Bring bulbs into greenhouse about January Water. 8.Kemp temperature at 60 degrees.

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