baby powder

April 12, 2009
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Categories: Bulb Information, Growing Daffodils, Planting

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Has anyone ever heard of putting baby powder on bulbs before they are planted? 
 
A friend of mine says she dusts her tulip bulbs with this and puts some in the hole to keep away rodents.  She swears by it. 
 
Chriss Rainey

One response to “baby powder”

  1. Donna Dietsch says:
    Hi Chriss,
    One lady here in Columbus used to use baby powder.  She used it in place of Rootone powder which is close to the same consistency. She thought it would make roots grow faster.  I dont know if it does or not, but when I plant, I use Rootone half and half with talcum powder, actually it’s only to dilute it a bit.  I don’t have a problem with rodents since I plant in pots.  I would doubt that it chases them away, but don’t tell her that.  She belives it.
    Donna