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B3B3 Posts: 24,463
Is it practical to plant them too close together in a pot to sprout and then divide and plant at appropriate distance when it's warm enough for them to go out?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • I don't know what you have but I would put straight in the ground.

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,463
    Can't do it . They aren't frost tolerant. Sparaxis.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    The problem in doing that would be root disturbance, so either a few to a smaller pot and plant-out each pot when ready, or you could use a large pot and some vertical cardboard dividers to keep the roots of each group of bulbs separated from each other.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,463
    Thanks @BobTheGardener. I'm beginning -actually past - wondering if they're worth the effort.😒
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • I have started growing tender summer bulbs in pots.  I just create a liner using a cut down plastic pot. I can then swap them in and out as they fade/bloom.
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