At Homegrown (Martha Stewart Living Radio Sirius 112), we like to plant our bulbs without much fuss or expense, typically using as few gadgets as possible; we prefer a shovel and pointed trowel. After choosing the proper location for your bulbs by addressing light and soil issues, dig in with the instrument of your choice. A rough estimate for the depth of the hole comes from the bulb itself: the hole should be 3 times as deep as the the bulb's length. So if the bulb is 2" long, the hole should be 6" deep. Plant the bulb pointy side up in the hole and cover it. Neither of us fertilize our bulbs in the fall, although it certainly wouldn't hurt to do so. Instead, we broadcast an organic fertilizer in the spring as the foliage emerges. Water the area down and look forward to enjoying spring blossoms.
October 3, 2007
Planting Spring Flowering BulbsPosted by MSLO Blogger
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