Melindas Garden Moment – Planting Daffodils, Tulips and Other Spring Flowering Bulbs

Melindas Garden Moment – Planting Spring Bulbs
Posted at 1:28 PM, Sep 26, 2017

Plant a few tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs in fall for a bit of beauty and color in next spring’s garden.


Select a sunny to partially shaded location with well-drained soil. Add several inches of organic matter into the top 12 inches of soil to improve soil drainage.


Plant bulbs 2 to 3 times their vertical height deep so smaller bulbs like grape hyacinths will be about three inches deep while larger daffodil bulbs will be 6 inches deep.


Place bulbs on the soil surface. Use a trowel to dig a hole at the proper depth, set the bulb in place and cover.


Or remove the soil in the planting area to the proper depth. Set the bulbs in place then cover with soil. Sprinkle some low nitrogen fertilizer over the soil surface and water thoroughly.