Plant Bulbs Now For Spring Blooms

 

Here at Hinsdale Nurseries, we were asked several questions about bulbs as they began to blossom last spring. So, we devoted a little time to the seasonal favorites so you can grow your own with success.

Plant your bulbs, like tulips, crocus, hyacinth, daffodils, and alliums ASAP. Now is the time to do so because the ground is cool, but not frozen. This allows the plants to develop strong root systems to keep them anchored and healthy.

Bury bulbs at a depth that is 3 times their height, with the point facing upwards. You will want to plant large ones, like Allium giganteum Globemaster, six to eight inches deep.

Let the winter come and go, and before you know it, you’ll see sprouts. Bulb foliage begins emerging early once temperatures rise, hence why these plants are often the first seen in early spring.

PS: Avoid over-watering at planting time to avoid bulb rot. Easy!

Do you have any special tricks for bulb-planting?

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Posted October 11, 2018



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