Unfamiliar with planting bulbs? Follow these step by step instructions to have spring blooming success.
Start by filling containers with a high-quality potting mix. Avoid using garden soil because of its density. Potting mix is specially formulated to be light and airy while retaining moisture, and providing a good structure for root growth.
Plant bulbs at the same depth in the potting soil as they go in the ground. This is about 6-7” down for larger bulbs such as tulips and daffodils; 4-5” deep for smaller bulbs such as crocus or grape hyacinth.
Water the potting mix well, making sure to thoroughly wet the entire container.
Spread 2-3” of mulch across the top of the soil surface to help retain moisture and insulate the bulbs.
Move containers to a spot where they are exposed to freezing or really cold temperatures: a patio or deck, or an unheated garage works well.
TIP: To make heavy containers easier to move to the desired location (i.e. in and out of a garden or shed in the coldest part of winter) put them on rolling plant caddies.
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