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Tidewater Gardening

Make sure you plant the bulbs deep enough so that they don’t heave with winter freezing and thawing. common reaction to the reduced light levels and the dry, heated air of the indoor environment. It is not too late to plant spring bulbs in the landscape. It is important that the bulbs be planted while the soil is still warm in order to promote good root growth. A good, large root system produced this fall will help the bulb next spring. A large root system is essential for the absorption of water and nutrients necessary for the production of f lowers and leaves. If you still intend to plant bulbs, it will be necessary for you to mulch the soil heavily in order to conserve as much soil heat as possible. The application of three to four inches of leaves, pine needles, straw, or compost over the planting of bulbs will insulate the soil from the cold. When planting bulbs, make cer-

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November 2014 ttimes web magazine  

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November 2014 ttimes web magazine  

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