Perfect Hole for Bulb and Bedding Plants

Bulb Planter

Choose your location for planting carefully. Bulbs need spring sun, so don’t plant where they will be shaded by trees. Bulbs do best in well-drained soil with some organic material and fertilizer mixed in. Refer to the planting directions of each bulb type for exact planting depth and spacing, or contact your local nursery for information. Generally, large bulbs can be planted 6″ apart and 8″ deep. Smaller bulbs can be planted 3″ apart and 5″ deep.

The best time to plant bulbs is after the first frost in your area. After digging hole to the recommended depth, place bulb with pointed top up and root end down. Cover with soil and add 3″ of mulch to preserve moisture and protect bulbs, then water well.