Investing in Spring by Planting Bulbs Now

Investing in Spring by Planting Bulbs NowWinter can be long and tiring, and after the long cold months have passed there is nothing more refreshing than seeing spring bulbs pushing their way through the spring soil. They bring us tons of colours right at the beginning of the season, along with the hope for milder weather. It is also a lucky situation for gardeners — not only do they offer colour but they are easy to care for.

This is the time of year when you need start investing in spring, to get your bulbs into the ground. Once you have chosen your bulbs, they need to be placed and planted properly and you are on your way to having a beautiful spring garden.

Make sure you plant them in an area where they are sure to get lots of good sunlight. The drainage also needs to be good as bulbs can rot. If your soils are poorly drained, you need to run organic matter through them to make an improvement.

The size of the bulb dictates the depth at which you need to plant. The rule of thumb is to plant three times as deep as the bulb is wide. Bulbs like snowdrops, crocuses and scillas should be planted at 4 to 6 inches deep, while bigger ones like hybrid tulips, daffodils and hyacinths should be planted at a depth of 8 inches…

[Via: CBS]

Investing in Spring by Planting Bulbs Now was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by Ebrar
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