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Oct 28, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Hi would like to know if the very long tenticle (roots) on the dry bulbs received today can be cut back before planting?? Bulbs from a different supplier tha tenticles were only about 3/4 inches long.
Name: Caroline Scott
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Oct 28, 2014 7:30 AM CST
No..... do not cut those off...... they should be several inches long.
Build a cone of soil to place the crown onto and the long roots go down the sides of the cone.
The tip of the crown should be only a couple of inches below the soil surface.
I soak the roots before planting them.

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