Whether you're looking to plant tulips, daffodils, lilies, or even garlic, our Bulb Planting Guide has what you need.
From understanding the bulb basics to mastering the art of planting, we're here to guide you every step of the way. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and let your garden bulbs burst with joy!
Choose the Right Bulb
Not all bulbs are created equal, and choosing the right bulb is the first step towards a vibrant garden. Check the health and quality of your bulbs before planting. They should be firm, and free of visible damage. A little surface mold is OK, it can be wiped off with a damp paper towel. Sometimes bulbs will have roots and other times they may not be visible, not to worry, they will grow after planting.
Plant at the Right Time
Timing is everything when it comes to planting bulbs. Most bulbs prefer to be planted in the fall, before the ground is frozen, ready to bloom when spring comes knocking. However, there are some summer-loving bulbs too that like to be planted after the last frost in the spring. Always check the specific planting times for your chosen bulb to ensure they get their beauty sleep before their big debut.
Prepare Your Soil
Bulbs love well-draining soil. If your soil is holding onto water like a thirsty camel, consider adding some compost or peat moss to improve its drainage. Remember, soggy bulbs are sad bulbs. If the ground just wont work for you, growing bulbs in containers may be an option.
Plant at the Right Depth
Dig a hole 2-3 times as deep as the bulb is tall. A rule of thumb is that the pointy end of the bulb should be facing the sky, but there are exceptions. If in doubt, go with your best guess, the plant will figure out which way is up, it just might take a little longer if upside down!
Once your bulbs are tucked in, give them a good drink of water. But don't go overboard - they're not trying to swim! Water again when the soil feels dry to the touch, but take care not to overwater.
Patience is a virtue, especially in gardening. Don't worry if your bulbs don't sprout immediately. They're just building suspense for their grand entrance!
Remember, every bulb is unique, just like us! For specific bulb-planting instructions, please refer to our individual guides below.
Happy bulb planting!