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Short stem with fleshy leaves that acts as food storage during a plant's dormant period.

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Growing vegetables indoors under grow lights - How much space for 1 person to survive or at least have significant yield?

I am curious, I have enough space to grow my own vegetables under grow lights. How much space would I need for one person to survive or at least have decent yield? Let's leave fruit and meat, bread ...
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Why Ranunculus tubers rot shortly after planting?

I live in zone 11. My climate is warm Mediterranean. Those plants marketed locally are Mediterranean too. There should be no problem to grow them, I thought, but I was wrong. First, they are hybrids ...
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Does removing the pistil from an Amaryllis flower extend the life of the bloom?

I have several Amaryllis bulbs starting to bloom. Will removing the pistil extend the life of the bloom?
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Are these elephant ear bulbs worth planting

My neighbor moved and said I could dig up her elephant ear bulb. It was huge when I dug it up I left it outside and it rained for 3 days and even frosted before I could do anything with it The little ...
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When and how should I harvest bulbing fennel?

My fennel is doing very well, so I'm starting to wonder when I should harvest it.
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What to do with Tulip bulbs bought in the summer?

I normally plant bulbs in the fall however I was just in Amsterdam and the tulip bulbs were so cheap I couldn't resist! Should I plant them when I get home or store them (if so how) until October?
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Using mulch over cyclamen bulbs

I intend to plant cyclamen coum bulbs this fall. My plan is to lay hardware cloth over the bulbs to protect them from squirrels, and cover that with mulch. Cyclamen coum are very sensitive to planting ...
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Grass in my bulb garden

Every year I weed around my bulbs which is full of grass, dandelions & thistle. By the time I get done weeding it all, it’s time to start weeding all over again & my back can’t take it anymore....
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Transplanting Tulips from Northern to Southern Hemisphere

I want to buy Tulips in the Northern hemisphere in bulk and plant them in the Southern hemisphere.My main concern is that this will mess up their internal bio clock and result in big losses of bulbs. ...
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Internet says to plant bulbs 3 or 5 times (depending on the bulb) its own depth. What if you're planting in clay soil?

Does the planting depth change when it comes to soil that's more clay then the loamy soil you get at the nurseries? Since clay soil is heavier and has the ability to retain moisture, would it restrict ...
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Bulbs start shooting too early in the year

For the past few years now the bulbs in my garden (mostly variants of tulips and daffodils) start shooting far to early in the year (December/January), which means that when the coldest part of the ...
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Is powdered cow dung cake a good rooting medium for bulbs

This is the first time I am growing bulbs but I am not sure if dried cow dung cakes, ground into fine powder would work as a good rooting medium for the bulbs to sprout. A friend of mine gave me a ...
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Newly planted bulbs in pots outside

Do I put my pots with newly planted bulbs in our outside shed during the winter? We are in zone 7 and will get snow and sometimes ice during the winter months here. Or should I just put straw on top ...
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Mystery emergent foliage (bulb?) USDA zone 5

My mom is an avid gardener and works in many gardens close to her. This plant popped up last week but she’s unsure of its genesis. She can’t inagine having planted two bulbs so close together, but ...
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Please Help. I need to plant 10000 Saffron bulbs which is on order. What equipment to use(UK based)

I am expecting 10K Saffron corms in June this year and I have been all over the internet attempting to find 1) what equipment to use to plant the corms. As they are corms I thought a potato ...
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What is this white, 6 petaled, spike flower?

I found this while hiking a trail passing through an old homestead near Hillsborough, NC. It was abundant in a wooded area. It blooms in April. It is about ten inches tall with a spike flower, grassy ...
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Daffodil Bulbs Planting in Winter

January 29, Zone 5 I optimistically purchased 500 daffodil bulbs late last fall and did not get them in the ground before winter. I stored them outside in the container they came in, like a milk ...
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Can I plant garlic in the spring?

Usually I plant garlic in the fall and let it go through winter and into spring. But what about growing it in spring? What care is needed for growing it over the spring/summer, if it can be done? I ...
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Do I remove the garlic flower?

I've never grown elephant garlic before which I believe is closer to a leek than garlic. Anyway, it looks like it wants to flower so should I snip it off? Or should I let it flower, collect the seeds ...
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Bulb planting depth

I'm starting my fall planting and got to wondering - is the recommended planting depth to the top or bottom of the bulb?
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How should I plant snowdrops along a long driveway?

Our drive is getting on for 100m long, bordering a wooded stream. We would like to line it with snowdrops but I'm worried this is a colossal task as some sources claim I need 100+ bulbs per square ...
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What are traditional English flowers to plant on the edge of a wooded stream?

Our property borders an old area of woodland, with a stream running down next to our drive on the far side. There are already some bluebells but we would like to add more flowers, however we would ...
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What plants can be grown near bulbs?

I am trying to plan out our new garden, and I would like to have some bulbs and perennials, perhaps both in the same area of the garden. I want to make sure that there are no concerns with planting ...
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Young child wants ID for a plant in his school garden

"B" is 4 years old. That is his hand with the coin for size reference. Added 2 pics, and info. Mom said: "The leaves look like grass blades. They're pretty tall and the director said they sprouted ...
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What should I do with my daffodil bulbs after having removed them?

I've recently dug up a patch of the garden and taken out a whole bunch of daffodil bulbs. I want to keep these bulbs, so what should I do with them now that I have dug them up? Would I be better ...
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When is the best time to move daffodil bulbs?

A while back, I planted a patch of daffodils in my lawn. I've regretted it ever since when I have to mow around the plants after they've bloomed, it looks a mess with only the leaves after the blooms ...
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What are these stacked bulbs taking over my garden?

There are a lot these bulbs so I don't know how I'm going to get them all out to grow anything else. I am in south-east England. Are they weeds or are all bulbous flowers? If it turns out they are ...
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Can I plant saffron in spring?

I ordered some saffron bulbs and thought they would be delivered in the fall but they are here now. The directions say to plant immediately. These came from China. They were a little moist from being ...
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What type of bulb is this? [closed]

Someone gave this bulb to my daughter. What is it?
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Second Bloom for Tulips?

Is there any way to get tulips to bloom again this year? I know some flowers bloom again if you take the dead flower heads off. Mine were looking great until a squirrel came along and eat every ...
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What is this plant with a flower that looks a bit like a snowdrop?

Any idea what this plant is and how to care for it? I was given it free at an indoor-plant shop because they didn't know what it was - neither did their supplier. Thanks!
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What should I do with unplanted narcissus/daffodil onions outside of planting season?

I have 4-5 "new" narcissus onions on hand, but the planting season is over now (beginning of March). They should be sprouting now. Here is the exact variety. What should I do with them? Will I ...
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When should I move a tulip plant from a pot to the ground?

I'm in western NY in the US and I have a potted tulip plant. When can I move it to the ground? After the last frost of the season? I usually see planted tulip plants start to pop up in March, bloom ...
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Can someone help me identify this plant

Please help me identify this plant that i saw.
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Plant with a single upward-pointing orange flower at the tip of the stem?

Grew in TX right before fall got cold. I'm hoping they grow again in spring but a squirrel has been messing in my pots.
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When can I cut back regal lilies without damaging the bulbs?

Growing instructions I've seen nearly all say to cut back stems and foliage "after they turn yellow". Here in Northern California (Sonoma) the sturdy regal lily stalks don't even think about turning ...
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Why do my calla lilies not develop full color?

I have been growing calla lilies in my front yard on the south side of my house under a large ash tree for about five years. Each fall I dig up the tubers and store them in the basement in a large ...
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Why are my Gladiolus aiming at the sun?

My Gladioli are coming up, but they are bent at about a 90 degree. They're in full sun with grass compost dirt. I planted them just a little bit under the surface. Why are they doing this?
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How do I transplant walking onion?

I got some walking onion from someone at the community garden, and was wondering if I should take anything into consideration when planting them. There was a little bit of damage to them, and one stem ...
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Do any bulbing bunching onion varieties multiply like potato onions?

Do bulbing bunching onions multiply like non-bulbing ones and potato onions, do? According to one source, there is a non-bulbing variety that does multiply (and is a perennial): the He Shi Ko ...
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Can I transplant grape hyacyinths while in bloom?

Last fall I planted a number of small grape hyacinth bulbs in my garden. It's now spring, and they're all in bloom, but instead of being in the garden, they're spread throughout the lawn. My suspicion ...
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How should I prepare garlic bulbs prior to planting?

To add to the recent garlic posts, I thought I'd make my own. I noticed that some store bought garlic was starting to sprout in the fridge, and so took some out to see if they might be viable for ...
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landscaping plant in yard [closed]

i have dark green clumps in my yard that look like grass but when pulled there are bulbs attached almost like little onions. The green part and bulbs do not have any distinct fragrance.
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Can I plant my amaryllis outside?

I live in Bromley (southern England) and was given a gorgeous amaryllis a few years ago. It is a Hippeastrum Monte Carlo. Unfortunately my wife seems to be allergic to the pollen but loves the ...
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Transplant established bulbs in the spring?

I know I should transplant spring bulbs in the fall.. but I didn't. There are a bunch of day lilies in the ditch down the road and I'm wondering if I can transplant them right now? Surely the ...
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How should I take care of a Hyacinth bulb growing in a vase of water?

I just picked this plant up from the store. What is the best way to take care of it? Can I leave it like it is and let it sit in the sun?
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Care for an indoor hyacinth after blooming

I have a hyacinth planted in a pot indoors. From what I have read, I should cut the stalk and let the leaves die naturally. So I cut the flower stalk but it seems now after about two months, the ...
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Can I preserve plant pollen?

I have an amaryllis plant that is getting ready to bloom, and I know that I won't have enough time to cross pollinate it with a snowdrop so I want to know if it's possible in general to preserve ...
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Should dead-looking sections be removed from bulbs before planting?

For Christmas, my daughter gave me some tulip, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs. Since they've been sitting around for quite some time in the local department store, they're in varying states and ...
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Methods for saving amaryllis bulb infected with narcissus bulb fly

One of my amaryllis bulbs is infected with the narcissus bulb fly : ( It was planted and it started seeing white mould forming around the bulb. I took the bulb out and sure enough it was starting to ...