I just got my daffodils, crocus, allium, and imperial crown lilies in the mail; and with tempertures in the 70s, today’s the day to plant. Since we made a new bed with the left over soil from the fire pit, planting was easy. Just move soil over and cover the bulbs.
General Plan for Planting Bulbs:
- Loosen the soil you are to plant in as much as possible. Sometimes this is hard with summer plants already established in your beds.
- Depth should be 2-3 times the height of the bulbs, as measured from the bottom of the bulb.
- If you are one to add bone meal to the soil, add 1/2 tbsp (small bulb)- 1 tbsp (larger bulb) along with a little compost in the hole you are to plant the bulb in.
- Plant nose up.
- Recover and make sure soil is not compacted.
- Water and wait for Spring.
If you have troubles with squirrels digging up your bulbs, try daffodils. They don’t like them.