Ever look around in the spring and think, “I wish I had planted bulbs!”?
Now is your chance to plant beautiful spring color and we are here to help you succeed!
Where is the best place to plant bulbs?
Most bulbs thrive in either full or partial sun and in almost any location with good drainage. Avoid planting at the base of hills or under drainpipes where water collects. This will unfortunately rot the bulbs.
How should bulbs be planted?
Step 1: Good soil preparation is the very first step. Make sure it is loose and porous to make the planting easier (and because good drainage is necessary for all types of bulbs). Have clay soil? Adding peat moss to the soil is a good trick to improve drainage. To get the most out of your bulbs, it is best to add bone meal or bulb food when planting.
The planting depth of bulbs depends on their size: a good rule of thumb is that the depth should be 3x the diameter of the bulb. However, planting depths vary by variety. For more specific planting depths, check the label on the bulb package or ask a Culver’s Associate for help!
Step 2: After loosening the soil gently press the bulbs (with pointed ends up) in the bed, cover them with the removed soil and tap it down slightly. The spacing of the bulbs depends largely on the effect you are trying to achieve. For best results plant in clumps of large groups rather than in single rows.
Step 3: Water thoroughly…and wait patiently for your beautiful masterpiece to appear!
The best part of planting bulbs is the surprise they bring in the spring at their vast display of color and cheer when the rest of the plants are just starting to wake up from winter!