Learn how to properly plant bulbs that thrive in wa. Another layer of potting soil for a planting depth of about 6 inches.
Bulbs that spent the spring and summer in the ground are generally covered with soil.
How to correctly plant spring bulbs. Part of the series. Where you plant bulbs is equally as important as how deep they are planted. Another layer of potting soil for a planting depth of about 4 inches.
If you re planting flowers to bloom in the spring plant the bulbs in the fall or plant summer blooming bulbs in the spring. A few late spring blooming bulbs such as daffodils or tulips. How to pick the right spring flower bulb for you.
Most bulbs do best in well drained soil in an area that gets at least six hours of full sun daily. Rake out any rocks and weeds and make sure the soil is loose. Highlighting daffodils hyacinths tulips and crocuses the video talks about what to look.
Shake off whatever you can and remove dirt from the roots. Dig a hole wide and deep enough for your bulbs. If you want to wait to fertilize you can scratch the fertilizer into the surface of the soil in the spring as the bulbs are growing.
How to properly plant spring bulbs. Add mid spring blooming bulbs such as more tulips or hyacinth. Securely place the bulb s basal plate against the bottom of the hole.
Dig a hole about 2 3 times deeper than the height of the bulb then plant the bulb in the hole with the pointed side up. Plant your bulbs in the fall as long as the soil is soft enough to dig a hole i e the ground is not frozen solid. Mix some bone meal or superphosphate into the soil at planting time to encourage strong root growth.
For example for a bulb measuring 5cm 2in high dig a hole 10 15cm 4 6in deep and sit the bulb in the bottom of it place the bulbs in the hole with their nose or shoot facing upwards. This gives them time for their root system to develop before the ground freezes. Add early blooming bulbs such as galanthus scilla muscari or crocus.
To ensure that bulbs will take to the soil and sprout roots during the winter plant them prior to the first frost of winter. Plant bulbs in the fall before the ground freezes. Plant most bulbs at two to three times their depth.
Don t forget to water the bulbs. If the ground is bone dry water a day or so before planting so the ground is damp but not muddy when you re planting the bulbs. If the roots are long you should trim them to 1.
Learn all you need to know about planting spring flowering bulbs. Spring blooming bulbs are hardy and can be planted any time in the fall before the ground has frozen. Top the area where you plant the bulb with two to three inches of mulch which helps to retain soil moisture and inhibit weeds.