root bound bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Tampa, Fl
Question by marciademing
August 29, 2008
i have bulbs inherited from an ex-neighbor. don't know type: leaves like huge blades of grass, produce


Image
Answer from NGA
August 29, 2008

0

Actually, you'll be doing the plants a favor by dividing them. When roots/bulbs are overcrowded they don't grow very well and they won't bloom well because of the competition for moisture and nutrients. I would divide the clumps into smaller clumps by using a shovel and digging straight through the clump. As long as each division has some roots and some leaves, it should recover and grow into a healthy new plant.

Good luck with your project!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by bootandall and is called "Aster"