Some Tips On Planting Spring Bulbs!
Do you want to fill your garden with beautiful bulbs that bloom in spring, summer, and fall? Bulbs, whether tulips, daffodils, crocus, or hyacinth, are a one-way ticket to a vibrant garden. Use these pointers to ensure your success.
Choose High-Quality Bulbs
Bulb planting begins purchasing with high-quality bulbs purchased from a garden centre or supplier. Select bulbs that are lush and firm. Any that are soft and mushy or have mould developing on them should be avoided. Also, seek large bulbs; larger bulbs often bloom more than smaller bulbs of the same kind.
Right Spot & Right Timing
Even healthy bulbs will perish if planted in the incorrect location. Most bulbs thrive in full sun (at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day) and well-drained soil.
When to plant bulbs is determined by when they bloom. Spring-blooming bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, should be planted after soil temperatures have decreased in September or October. Summer bloomers like dahlia and gladiolus are best planted in the spring when all risk of frost has gone.
Do you know how deep to plant your bulbs? A good general rule is to dig a hole two to three times deeper than the bulb's height. So, if you have a 3-inch-tall bulb, dig a 6- to the 9-inch-deep hole. There are always exceptions, so read the planting instructions included with the bulbs for additional information.
Bulbs, like most plants, want well-drained soil rich in organic materials. To promote a beautiful bloom, add compost into the planting holes of your bulbs. This is especially critical if you have heavy clay soil or damp ground.
Bulbs, like other plants, like a nice drink once they've been planted. This will encourage them to spread their roots and establish themselves more quickly. A thorough watering will reduce air pockets in the soil, which may cause your bulbs to dry out.
Weeds, in addition to being unsightly, drain nutrients from the soil and may attract insects or illnesses. Spreading 2 to 3 inches of mulch over the soil is the simplest approach to keep weeds at bay. Most weed seeds will not pass through it, but your bulbs will.
Overwinter Tender Bulbs
If you live in a cold-winter area where the ground freezes and wish to keep sensitive summer bulbs like Canna, you must store them in a frost-free location during the winter. Planting the bulbs in pots, and then sinking those containers in the ground is a simple way to accomplish this. Simply dig up the containers and put them in a garage, cellar, or shed where the temperature remains between 5 and 10 degrees at the end of the season.
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