HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

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HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Syed Adnan » July 7th, 2013, 12:54 pm

Hi everyone, I was planning to post this earlier but sorry i was away for a couple of months, kind of busy in office. It is good to be back where i find my feet are :)

Following are some of the steps that may help gardeners in Pakistan to get magnificient blooms of winter flowering bulbs like Hycinths.

SteP # 01: PLACE THE BULBS IN THE REFRIGERATOR : thats sound weird but to give the bulbs a fake winter chill it is necessary otherwise the blooms may not come. This should be done two months prior to sowing.
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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Syed Adnan » July 7th, 2013, 12:56 pm

AN ADVICE: it is even better to keep the whole pot in the fridge if possible.
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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Syed Adnan » July 7th, 2013, 1:07 pm

STEP # 02: After two months , Remove the Bulbs from fridge and sow in the pots , just make sure ambient temperature reaching below 10C in the days of sowing (this is achieved in December end in PAK in ISL /LHR). Bulb should be sown with soil covering max. upto shoulders of the bulbs as shown below:
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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Syed Adnan » July 7th, 2013, 1:10 pm

STEP # 03: Keep low watering during the initial period, to make sure bulb won't rot, once in 10 days watering is enough, it depends also on the size of pot, soon the bulb will start to sprout.
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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Syed Adnan » July 7th, 2013, 1:12 pm

A TIP: Do not fertilize the soil while you prepare it, use liquid fertilizer once the sprouts have been noted, Use index finger to check the soil dampness for water needs from the whole below the pot, HYCINTHS likes to be potted closely packed together or even for a single bulb use a small pot to avoid overwatering.

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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Syed Adnan » July 7th, 2013, 1:15 pm

AND THE RESULT ...............
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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 7th, 2013, 1:17 pm

Welcome back :-)....we have been missing you.

And gr8 to see a lovely growing guide coming up.
Would it be okay if i move this to growing guide sub-section of knowledge hub...
We have quite a few subsection as you can see now :P

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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Syed Adnan » July 7th, 2013, 1:18 pm

Same can be done for Daffodils also......
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NARCISSUS on Bloom

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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by Syed Adnan » July 7th, 2013, 1:19 pm

Farhan Ahmed wrote:Welcome back :-)....we have been missing you.

And gr8 to see a lovely growing guide coming up.
Would it be okay if i move this to growing guide sub-section of knowledge hub...
We have quite a few subsection as you can see now :P

Yes Farhan you may do so ..
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Re: HYCINTHS - From bulbs to Blooms

Post by jdashraf » July 7th, 2013, 1:19 pm

Thx Adnan bhai, that was very well explained.
Javed Ashraf.

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