Re: bulb protection
Here in this part of Connecticut, we've had some success with the
following bulb protection techniques:
1. The Bobbex Dip--before planting, dip bulbs in Bobbex (an organic
liquid foliar fertilizer) and allow to dry. The residual odor seems not
to be very appealing to the rodents, and the nutrients can't hurt,
2. Line the holes with a layer of crushed oyster shells when you plant
the bulbs. Marauding rodents are rebuffed by the sharp edges and
difficult digging. I think the layer needs to be at least 1/2 inch. The
biggest advantage of this method is that the barrier remains there to
protect the bulbs for years.
North Haven CT
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