The Q&A Archives: Bulbs

Question: My planter box is FULL of gladiola, tulip, and daffodil bulbs and are very full of greenery right now. If I wait for all that to turn brown before I thin & replant them there will be snow on the ground. That happened last year and I just left them, very few bloomed this year.What can I do so next year I will have more blooms?

Answer: As you've discovered, overcrowded bulbs won't bloom very well. I'd go ahead and remove the plants now and replant. Try to keep the foliage intact as it is busy manufacturing and transporting energy back to the bulbs. When the foliage dies down, cut it off. If you have lots and lots of bulbs and corms, you might want to move some of them to a new planter box or other containers so they'll all have enough elbow room. Best wishes with the move!

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