Fall is the time to plant fall bulbs! You can plant bulbs anytime from September when things start to get chilly, on through fall until the ground is frozen. If you can dig, you can plant them.
Different bulbs require different depths, so it is very important to read the packaging. Here are some general bulb depths, but remember this may vary with each bulb:
- Crocus – 3” – 4”
- Narcissus & Daffodil – 5” – 7”
- Tulip – 6” – 7”
Spacing in typically 3” – 4” but again, this varies. Did you know you can plant different types of bulbs in the same hole? Bulbs that grown at different depths can be planted together – just follow this few steps:
1. Dig the hole to the width and depth of your deepest bulbs.
2. Add loose soil and gently pack around the bulbs. Fill soil until you get to the depth of your next bulb for the hole.
3. Repeat step two as necessary if you are planting a third variety in the same hole.
This same process can be preformed in a pot if you are planning on forcing the bulbs. If you are forcing be sure to keep them inside where they will not freeze.
For more information visit the Dig. Drop. Done. website at www.digdropdone.com This online source has tons of information on all types of bulbs. Check it out!