And what are in fact plants with bulbs? Are considered to be plants that come with booking a nutritional that will help you in your own survival, facing many difficulties such as unfavourable conditions for its development, lack of water, low or high temperatures, among others.
These reserves are in a kind of stem, modified and adapted to exactly be able to accumulate these nutrients. The forms of this stem, let us say, “modified”, they are called bulbs, cormos, tubers, rhizomes, etc.
The reserve of these nutrients is important for these plants because it is through these that will ensure the “kick” start for the own development of the said plant and the bulbs have immense storage capacity of these nutrients, and can emerge even in places and situations, such as inside a closed cabinet, for example.
Although react well to adverse situations, storage and climate, there are, however, species of plants with bulbs are most suitable for climates specific, and can be planted at any time/season of the year. It is necessary, however, knowing how to choose the right species for each region and for each station.
As a result, you’ll be able to get a wonderful garden full of flowers and color throughout the year, regardless of season or climate.
How to choose the right species?
It is common to fall in love by species of plants simply for the beauty they offer. In the case of bulbs, however, do not get distracted and give preference to plant species suitable for the climate of your region and also to the planting site.
It is possible to identify several species of plants with bulbs for virtually all regions, both the cooler as the warmer, and select the one that fits best with this or that region is almost sure that they will bloom with a lot of health. Therefore, search for a lot before you buy.
Browse to choose bulbs that bloom at different points in the station, because you will have flowers almost all spring.
How to store the bulbs
In some situations, of those very unusual, you may not ready to carry out the planting of the bulb and, therefore, need to store it properly. Suggestively, if this is your case, try to keep it in a dry, cool and properly ventilated.
Place the bulbs on a tray or container properly lined with sand, or even with paper clean and dry, leaving them distant and separate from each other. It is recommended, also, put a tag on each one with the date and species, so will be much easier to identify at the time of planting.
In the environment in which it is to leave them stored must have an adequate air circulation, as these bulbs may even rot due to the action of fungi from environments very humid with little air circulation. But also do not overdo it, because a very large amount of air, can also affect this storage.
It is time for the planting
The flowers of bulb most often bloom in early September in many regions. But do not worry, they are very easy to plant and grow in virtually any place. Let’s see now, in detail, two of the main ways of planting.
1. Planting in raised Beds: for the purpose of definition, the garden beds are nothing more than the areas previously delimited, physically or not, which contains a large amount of plants or flowers.
In the case of bulbs, this planting in nursery beds should be done outside of the seasons of rains, as the ground can be very damp and this is not the best condition for planting.
The planting of bulbs depends very much on the correct drainage of soil, will prevent the emergence of the above-mentioned fungi. In soils very clayey, add sand at the very bottom of the pit previously made.
For the bulbs, the soil can neither be too dry nor too humid. In both situations, the planting will be seriously compromised.
2nd. Planting in pots: the same concern in the case of beds, the humidity, the excess or not of water, proper soil drainage, and finally, it should also be observed when planting in pots.
These vessels need to be drilled in its background, to assist in this drainage. It is worth remembering also that this vessel should be proportional to the size of the plant adult. Hyacinths, for example, prefer the smaller vessels, but the alpínias, however, if you expand and have a larger-sized and should be planted preferably on the floor.
Plant the bulb with the tip facing up, covering it with at least 3cm of earth and be very careful as this plant can be invasive, self-expanding. By this attention to the size of the vessel in which it will be done planting.
Even so, we should also consider that bulbous plants don’t need soil very deep, and large amounts of land, because if they develop well in pots, for example.
Care after planting of the bulbs
For your bulbs properly planted have a development and a healthy growth, it will take some care. There are know that these bulbs need proper moisture, throughout the whole year, through a regagem specific.
The good and more easy is that this irrigation is similar in virtually all the bulbs. A regagem considered to be appropriate, for example, would be 2 to 3 times per week, at most. Obviously, in warmer seasons, and dried, these rules can and should be increased.
Furthermore, it is not recommended to cut the foliage of the plants of the bulb when flowering ends, which many people believe to be the ideal. This is because the bulbs keep their reserves of food exactly through the process of photosynthesis of their leaves.
If the cut, these reservations will not be made, compromising the life of the plant. Do not worry, let these leaves wither normally, and when they are more yellowish, then yes, you can cut them.
For knowledge, the life cycle of these bulbous plants is usually annual, that is, at the end of 8 to 10 months, they will wither its flowers, and these will appear dead, that is an untruth. To wither, take the bulbs new, wash them well, dry them and store them wrapped in a paper towel directly in the fridge. In the fall, remove them and plant them again, and you will have other beautiful flowers.
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