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Q.Can I Replace Compost After Bulbs Have Sprouted Into Shoots?

Zone Belfast | e.mcnamee@ulster.ac.uk added on March 18, 2020 | Answered

I planted bulbs in the winter, but unfortunately in poor quality compost and now in early Spring they have shooted, but are not doing well. Can I dig them up and replace the compost, or is it too late for this year?

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Answered on March 18, 2020

It will be too late to do so, now.

I would recommend adding a thin layer of compost as a top feed. This will supplement until winter, when you can till in compost to reset the bed.

This article will offer more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/basics/compost-as-garden-mulch.htm

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