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When planting bulbs this fall - to water or not to water?

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by ND farm girl on September 07, 2006 11:44 PM
I just bought some bulbs at Lowes yesterday. On the package, it says to plant, cover with dirt, and water well. ?? I've planted bulbs many times, but never watered - I guess I was afraid they'd rot. But maybe they need the water to get their roots growing before frost? To water or not to water?

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by TulsaRose on September 08, 2006 02:39 AM
Patty, you should water everything when you first plant. Not only does it give the bulb\plant a jump start, it will get rid of air pockets in the soil. And if we have drought conditions again this year like a year ago, an occasional supplemental watering will be beneficial. [Wink]

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by Bestofour on September 08, 2006 09:18 AM
Gee Rosie, I've never watered either. Thanks for the info.

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by comfrey on September 08, 2006 09:42 AM
I've planted bulbs and not watered them either. Guess we know, Water bulbs when planting them.

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by TomR on September 08, 2006 09:45 AM
Water well.

Tom

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by patches1414 on September 08, 2006 12:48 PM
Patty, I've always watered my bulbs when I first plant them, [Wink] but my beds have good drainage so I never really worried about them rotting. [Roll Eyes]

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