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watering

Postby Forum_mod » Fri Mar 14, 2003 12:44 pm

Some of my bulbs didn\'t get any winter snow, because they are located near the house, should I water them? The temperatures are still dipping below freezing at night.



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Postby Forum_mod » Fri Mar 14, 2003 12:54 pm

Hi Karen,


Watering spring bulbs that do not get natural water from snow / rain for any reason is generally a good idea, however I would water them in the morning to reduce the chance of frost damage.


I would also mulch the area well. Snow acts as insulation during the winter months and bulbs in cold areas \(that are not insulated by snow\) can be damaged by heavy frosts. This is made worse by applying water to the area, as dry soil is also a good insulation. If you may still get frosts, and you wish to water the area apply a thick hay mulch at the same time.


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