My bulbs are sprouting but no blooms. Is it the soil or the bulb?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 02, 2018
    what particular bulbs are you referring to?How long have they been in the ground?

    • Pam Gere Pam Gere on Apr 04, 2018
      There are two types of bulbs and I pulled them last year to see if that would help. Time will tell.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Apr 02, 2018
    Most bulbs make leaves first and then the blooms come once the light intensifies and if they are outside, the weather warms up.

    • Pam Gere Pam Gere on Apr 04, 2018
      They seem to be sleeping in but that may be due to the overcast weather at this time of year. Thanks.

  • Nothing is wrong, just be patient! Nature takes its time.

    • Pam Gere Pam Gere on Apr 04, 2018
      Thanks Naomie, I do believe that you've hit the nail on the head. It's only my second year of planting bulbs.

  • Sherry H. Sherry H. on Apr 02, 2018
    Soil needs Fertilizer for Bulbs. Water too.

  • Jane Jane on Apr 03, 2018
    It depends on a couple of things. If this is the first year for the bulbs in the ground it may take a year for them to bloom. If the bulbs have been in the ground for several years they may need to be divided. They get over crowded over time so as they don't bloom. Also be sure the bulbs are in the proper place , sunshine or shade. As a last resort, then it may be the soil.

    • Pam Gere Pam Gere on Apr 04, 2018
      Thanks. They are in a planter and I have moved them so they will get more sun. I also fertilized them which may help. Time will tell.

  • Cathy Cathy on Apr 04, 2018
    Did you cut back the foliage last year after they bloomed? You need to leave the green leaves there until they start dying. That is what feeds the bulbs for the next year. It could be that your plants are later bloomers, too.

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    • Pam Gere Pam Gere on Apr 04, 2018