Bulbs forum: harvesting bulbs

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Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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crittergarden
May 13, 2015 11:59 AM CST
drewtheflorist posted this on Cubits.
I had to share.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/wZ5MAr7d-5Y?rel=0 < http://www.youtube.com/embed/wZ5MAr7d-5Y?rel=0 >
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 13, 2015 12:46 PM CST
The massive equipment amazed me, but I was even more shocked by the number of people involved, a lot of jobs for people in the bulb industry, I like that.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
May 13, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Wow! Quite an impressive operation. Just imagine what you could glean from those fields.
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jun 2, 2015 4:13 PM CST
Since they are stripping the top soil each time they harvest, I wonder how they re-nourish the soil between crops.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 2, 2015 4:19 PM CST
From what I can see, almost all of the topsoil goes right back in the field. The bulbs are dug and washed and almost all the soil is removed from them and it appears that wet soil goes right out of the machine back onto the field.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 8, 2015 11:45 AM CST
What an interesting video. I watched it all of the way until the end, I had no idea that flower bulb extraction was such an involved process.

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