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maartvk 38272 246 Spring has come either
Spring has come
I've made this picture an hour ago in De Zilk (Holland).
These Narcissen (Carlton) are from my cousin. I work on his
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another pic
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What do you do with these flowers, sell the bulbs for
planting? If so when do you harvest them and how?

Roy Chapin

Missouri, USA
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Hi Roy,

Actually we do nothing with the flowers, but in the summer
we dig the bulbs out of the soil and clean them and we sell
them to export companies.
Some farmers pick the flowers and sell them on a flower
auction. We have not enough time to do that.

Re: Spring has come
this is a bulb digger. This is not our digger, but we've got
an almost simular one. The Narcis is family of the onion so
the harvesting proces is almost the same. First we dig them
and than we let them dry on the land and about a week later
we pic them up with a modified bulb digger.
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Very nice pictures!
About second pic: The stalks (mulching) are wheat, oat, rice
or rye? or another.

Flavio Gassen:-)
(from Brazil)
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Hi Flavio,

That is straw from wheat i think. After the planting of the
bulbs we cover the soil with straw so that the bulbs can not
freeze. Is also for anticipating against dust.
In the third pic you can see dead flowers which will be
removed by a kind of shredder before harvisting.

Re: Spring has come
I’m a no-tillage crops enthusiast and appreciate your
narcisus pictures.
Do you have another pics about no-till bulbs crop in
Holland? or minimum tillage.
Picture with straw focus is great.;-)

Flavio Gassen
(from Brazil)
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