Answer: I think you'll find the guidance you need in Shane Smith's book entitled Greenhouse Gardeners Companion (Fulcrum Books, available online at Amazon.com or perhaps your library has a copy.
As for the bulbs, it is important for you to allow the foliage to die down naturally before you dig the bulbs. The foliage transports energy to the bulbs for the following year's flower display. If you dig the bulbs or cut the foliage down prematurely, the bulbs won't have enough stored energy to produce flowers next year. Once the foliage yellows and dies down, you can safely dig and store the bulbs for replanting next fall.
Best wishes with your new veggie garden!
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