This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Trietelkt laxa improves wonderfully by cultivation. The bulb should be planted in the fall of the year, about October; it should be planted in good, rich soil, which should be in good condition, for, although they will do well in any situation, a little favor makes them wonderful. Set the bulb from four to five inches deep, never less. Never water them, only what nature gives them. Plant in as dry a place as possible.