Bulbs are an excellent option to add colour and energy to your garden. Moreover, they’re easy to grow. Here are some suggestions about when and how you can plant them.
How to grow bulbs:
- The majority of flowers can be grown in autumn, however there are some exceptions. For instance, tulips can be planted in spring or autumn, while daffodils are planted in the winter months, in the fall or in the early spring. Make sure you read the instructions to plant the bulb you’re planting to ensure that the bulbs are being planted in appropriate moment.
- Bulbs are an excellent option to add colour and energy to your yard, and they’re also easy to grow. Here are some suggestions about when and how the bulbs should be planted:
- Make a hole two times as deep as bulb’s height and then put the bulb into the hole, with the pointed side facing upwards. The bulb is covered with soil and then water it in a well.
- The majority of flowers can be planted within autumn, however there are some exceptions. For instance, tulips may be planted in spring or fall, and Daffodils can be planted during the fall, winter or in the early spring. Be sure to read the instructions for planting the bulb you’re planting to ensure that they are planted at appropriate moment.
- Fill the bulb with soil, and make sure to compact it thoroughly.
- Soak the soil in water.
When is the best time to plant bulbs?
1. The fall bulbs should be planted in September or October.
2. It is possible to plant spring bulbs planted in March or February.
3. The bulbs for summer and tropical plants should be planted when the threat of frost is gone and the risk of a freeze has gone typically between May and June.
4. If you are planning to plant Daffodils start the first set as early as you can (preferably the month of August) prior to the time when your ground begins to freeze and then continue to plant every two weeks up to October 1st, to ensure that you have continuous blooms all through winter!
5. If you’re located within USDA Zone 5 or colder the fall bulbs should be planted when the ground begins to warm up in early spring to give them the time to develop and bloom before the cold weather comes back!
6. The best method to make sure you get your bulbs in the ground prior to the risk of frost is to plant the bulbs in pots. Then, you can take them out and place them back in the ground once the risk of frost is over!
7. Put your potted fall daffodils on your deck or patio so that you can relax and enjoy their bright blooms throughout the winter months!
8. When planting daffodil daffodil ‘corms (bulbs) spacing them between 12 and 15 inches (30-36 cm) for the best results. Plant individual daffodil bulbs 2-3 inches deep (5-8 cm).
9. Plants should be watered thoroughly following planting until they’re established, which can take around 1 week for smaller varieties and 2 weeks for bigger kinds. After that, water only until the soil’s top layer is dry to the touch.
10. Fertilize lightly following blooming is completed in spring. Use an appropriate fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or even 8-8-8.
11. Deadhead (remove faded flowers) Daffodils that have finished blooming to encourage new blooms. Simply clip off the stem of the flower beneath the faded flower Be careful not to harm any buds or leaves that remain.
12. Bulbs can store energy and grow when left unattended for a couple of years so make sure not to disturb them! If you must transfer them to another location, make sure you do it with care and prudence, making sure you don’t damage the bulbs.
13. Re-divide overcrowded bulbs every three to five years to ensure their health.
14. Plant bulbs after they’ve finished flowering however, they should be planted prior to going to seeds.
15. Conserve dormant bulbs in cool, dry area (like garages or basements) in a shaded area until you’re ready to plant them in the fall.
After you have planted your bulbs, ensure that they are watered till the ground is nicely watered. After that, let the soil dry before watering again (you do not want to ruin your bulbs).
If your pots are in use Be sure to not keep your potted plants in the water in a tray, or they might develop root rot. Make sure they are well-watered, but let the soil’s top inch to dry between irrigation cycles.
Be sure your bulbs receive 6-8 hours of sun each day for the best results. If you are growing indoors, choose windows facing south for the optimal results.
If the guidelines are followed, you’ll be blessed with gorgeous flowers in your yard!
Growing bulbs with grass
If you are planting bulbs in a grassy area ensure that you plant them at least 6 inches towards the edge, otherwise they could not grow effectively. This helps keep the bulbs out of danger however, it also ensures they get enough sun…
Place your bulbs in an area of rock gardening by digging holes that are slightly bigger than the container they are in, and then gently placing each bulb in the pot with the pointed end facing up. Cover it with soil and water it in a steady manner until the flowers begin to bloom…
If you have a herb garden Try planting some bulbs in your herb garden! This is an excellent option to add some color and interest to a garden that is otherwise dull. Be sure to plant the bulbs away from the plants so that they can have the space to expand.
When you plant bulbs, it is important to keep in mind that they require at least six hours of sun each day to fully bloom. If you’re in a region that experiences cold winters, make ensure to place your bulbs prior to the ground freezes so that they can start to bloom before winter begins. They can also be planted in pots and bring the bulbs inside to enjoy winter flowers!
After planting. Wait 2 weeks before watering them again.
If you reside in an area that experiences cold winters, then plant bulbs following the first frost and keep them in good condition until the fall. If you reside in an area that is warm during winter region (USDA Zone 10 or above) Plant your bulbs in the fall of late (October) and allow them to flower in the early spring.
Place the bigger end of the bulb upwards and the pointy end to the side; or rest them against the sides with the soil in a thin layer. Make sure you leave 6 inches of space to ensure they have enough room to expand!
If you are growing indoors, make certain that your plants get six to eight hours of sunshine every day. If you are planting several bulbs, you should space them between 12-18 inches.
Keep the soil moist, but not wet.