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Heidi Strawn
February 4, 2011

Size: Stems grow 2 to 3 feet tall

Sunlight requirements: Best in full sun

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Water requirements: One to three times a week

Soil requirements: Moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0

When to plant: After date of the last frost or six to eight weeks before the first frost

Where to plant: Garden area with full sun exposure

When to harvest: When bulbs are no more than 3 inches across

Produce storage: Wrap bulbs in plastic, and store in a cool place

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