The ground must be soaked, so that the bulbs come out spongy and swollen and pliable. Then they must be dried, “If you dry ’em out in the sun, the bulbs just shrink up too small,”
Out of the 51 acres devoted to the flower last year, workers extracted roughly 10 million of the spidery tubers.
Posted March 9, 1995
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Carlsbad's fields of flowers that drive folks wild