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Organically grown Hyacinth!


My Hyacinth are finally blooming!
These bulbs were planted last growing season in my main flowerbed and look stunning after the winter soil preparation that I did this year. The entire area received dry molasses, corn gluten-meal, alfalfa-meal, green-sand, lava-sand, zeolite, native compost, expanded shale, earthworm castings, and fish extract.
The intensive organic amending over the winter has turned the soil into a biological wonderland with a huge earthworm population. Even the mulch is carefully selected organic shredded tree trimmings that decomposes beautifully. Needless to say, the Hyacinth bulbs are “happy little campers” right now:

The pink and the violet ones above are blooming like crazy, but get a load of what my white one has done! TWO bloom clusters! I have never seen Hyacinth do this:

In one of my other “test areas”, the Daffodils are loving the loose organic soil and are looking super healthy:

FYI: The mulch in this area is shredded cedar that I “borrowed” from the field next door. The city had shredded most of the native cedar trees that grew in the field and didn’t know that they mulched that field with one of the best things out there. {chuckle} The native plants that they were trying to clear in the field are now sprouting and growing like crazy! Gotta love it!

I just hope that this is an early sign of how good bed preparation can pay off!

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I often get double blooms on my hyacinths, its not uncommon. They are beautiful plants and the smell is divine.

8 Mar, 2010


Putting mine in garden later when the ground thaws out.

8 Mar, 2010


The hyacinths look great - you might want to think about the fish extract though given how fish populations are going.

9 Mar, 2010


Most fish extract is obtained from very abundant sources such as "ribbon fish" ,mullets, and other non-edible "trash fish" that have overpopulated ecosystems and needed to be thinned out. Most of the organic fish extracts that I use incorporate simple "plankton" for the main organic ingredients. ;-)

10 Mar, 2010

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