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Soak bulbs before planting?

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ShawnH photos
Joined: 5/21/2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 30
Posted: May/30/2008 9:33 AM PST

I read somewhere that in order to make flower bulbs unappealing to rodents and deer you can soak them in a solution, but I can't remember what the solution was. Does anyone know?

Thanks in advance.
witt blog photos
Joined: 3/28/2008
Location: Lancaster, SC
Posts: 16643
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Posted: May/30/2008 11:34 AM PST

I've never heard of it. I'll keep my eye on this area to find out, though!
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Joined: 4/29/2008
Location: Westlake, La
Posts: 10091
Posted: May/31/2008 11:24 AM PST

I've heard that soaking gladiola bulbs in a lysol solution (here we go with the lysol again!) helps prevent thrips. don't know the ratio, though.
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