Dividing Daffodils: Can You Transplant Daffodil Bulbs?
Transplanted or not, it’s still a nice little gift to give your friends and family when they visit! I’m sure many of them will appreciate the thoughtfulness of giving these special bulbs. So let’s get started!
If you’ve ever been around dandelions at all, then you know that they’re pretty darn hardy plants. They can survive harsh winters, heat waves, drought conditions, and even extreme temperatures. However, if you live in a place where there isn’t much precipitation (like my home state of Minnesota), then chances are you’ll have to deal with some problems with dandelions. These plants don’t like water.
In fact, they hate it so much that they’re known to go into a kind of hibernation during the winter months. During this time, they stop growing their leaves and flowers. When spring comes again, they come out of dormancy once again to start growing new growth.
Now, there are several ways you can deal with dandelion problems in your garden. One way is to simply remove them altogether by digging them up and putting them in a baggie or something similar. If you do this, then make sure you only dig up the dandelions and none of the other plants in your yard. Then again, if you have enough dandelions to deal with, you might accidentally pull up some of your other plants since they’re so close together. If you’re going to go this route, I’d recommend using a flamethrower instead.
It’s easier and a lot more fun!
The second way to get rid of dandelions is to use some kind of chemical herbicide. There are lots of different kinds available, so you’re bound to find something that will do the trick. Personally, I have a lot of problems with chemicals, so I don’t ever use them in my yard (or anywhere else for that matter). Most of them have some kind of harmful effects on the environment and/or people. In addition, they also build up over time in the soil and can end up causing even more damage.
My favorite way of dealing with dandelions is through natural means. There are lots of good products out there that act as a natural herbicide. I use one from a company called Rose Safe that works really well and it’s all organic. You spray this on your plants and it kills the dandelions but doesn’t hurt the other plants at all. It’s really great!
They also have a dandelion and garlic product that’s supposed to help prevent bees and other insects from coming around. I don’t know if it works or not since I just got it to kill the dandelions, but it couldn’t hurt to try it out.
I’m not sure what you’re growing in your yard, but if you don’t want to use any chemicals, then I’d highly recommend going with the organic method.
It’s safe for people, pets, and the environment, so what do you have to lose?
Sources & references used in this article:
Micropropagation of Narcissus (Daffodils) by BMR Harvey, C Selby – High-Tech and Micropropagation VI, 1997 – Springer
Daffodils, Rhizomes, Migrations: Narrative Coming of Age in the Diasporic Writings of Edwidge Danticat and Jamaica Kincaid by JE Braziel – Meridians, 2003 – read.dukeupress.edu
Systox fo* Nematode in Daffodils by B Point – hortscans.ces.ncsu.edu
THE PRODUCTION, PROPAGATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF VIRUS-FREE CLONES OF NARCISSUS TAZETTA CV.” GRAND SOLEIL D’OR” by OM Stone, AA Brunt, M Hollings – … Symposium on Flower Bulbs 47, 1974 – actahort.org
Potential and limitations of Narcissus micropropagation: an experimental evaluation by WM Squires, FA Langton – V International Symposium on Flower Bulbs …, 1989 – actahort.org
The production of Narcissus bulbs by D Griffiths – 1924 – books.google.com
Factors influencing the transplantation success of micropropagated narcissus bulbils by WM Squires, FA Langton, JS Fenlon – Journal of Horticultural …, 1991 – Taylor & Francis