Hyacinths – Best Time To Fertilize

Q: I have hyacinths blooming but they are always a little scraggly looking. Is it too late to apply fertilizer or do you think that is the problem?

A: You can add a little fertilizer now but it most of it will not be taken up by the bulbs. The best time to fertilize is just as the leaves emerge. That’s when roots are expanding and forming buds for new leaves. So feed the bulbs now but make sure to note on your calendar to fertilize them each year in October and again in January. It may take a couple of years but your hyacinths will gradually bloom better.

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