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Some kind of bulb

Someone gave me some bulbs several years ago and they've been in my backyard ever since. The first 2-3 years they produced purple flowers, but nothing ever since. The green part has come up but that's it. Does fertilizer really help?


Asked by zboys at 11:28 PM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • You could try tilling up the land around them and mixing in feterilizer. Water them really well afterwards and then placing mulch around them to help keep the moisture in.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:34 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • yes and no
    it depends on where you are, the type of fertilizer, and the type of bulbs.
    If you want something to get green and leafy you need nitrogen
    If you want your plant to produce what it is supposed to produce ( flowers) you need phosphorous about 6 weeks prior to when it is supposed to be bloom time.
    Sometimes, if you plant them too deep, or mulch too much, you will not get blooms with bulbs or tubers. GL

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:25 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Or they might need to be divided.

    Answer by JawgaMom1 at 10:53 AM on Jan. 20, 2011