Bulb Treatment

Definition - What does Bulb Treatment mean?

Bulbs contain within themselves all the different nutrients, vitamins and other essentials that the plants need to properly thrive and develop. Compared to seedlings or even some adult plants, bulbs can be quite undemanding. In some cases, however, it is important to treat and prepare the bulbs prior to planting and after flowering.

MaximumYield explains Bulb Treatment

Spring flower bulbs, in particular, require more attention after they bloom. If you’re planning on replanting fresh bulbs after the fall, you can lift the bulbs using a garden fork before adding them- along with the plants- to your compost. In most cases, unfortunately, potted bulbs cannot be replanted and need to be thrown away.

Tulip bulbs also require extra care because they tend to be less predictable than other flowers. Not every tulip bulb will regrow and in some cases, the flowers can become so large that they cause the bulbs to split. This severely hinders the plant’s condition to take the flowers to full bloom. Consequently, it is sometimes best to grow larger tulip bulbs under controlled conditions. In Holland, for example, gardeners normally provide these bulbs with plenty of well-drained and sandy soils.

This definition was written in the context of Pre-planting process
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