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Spring Bulbs

Posted by jumpinjuniper 6A NS CA (robhines@mac.com) on
Sun, Sep 12, 04 at 12:53

Hello,

We started selling bulbs (crocus, lillies, frits, daffs, hyacinth, etc) at our local farm market last week and were greeted with little enthusiasm. We did make some sales but not much. We thought we would be rushed. Others I asked about bulbs told me it was a bit too early to be selling them and that people don't start thinking bulbs until October? Any insights?


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RE: Spring Bulbs

I agree with those who think it's too early. I won't be dividing and planting bulbs until October. Hang in there. I bet it picks up in a few weeks.


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RE: Spring Bulbs

Just make sure that the bulbs are stored somewhere cool, and not out in the sun at the market. Excess heat is one of the major causes of bulbs blasting (not flowering) and you want to get and keep return customers for the years to come.


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