Spring may still seem far away, yet now is precisely the time to plant your bulbs. Read below for three reasons why you should start planting now!
1: The period when most growers and garden enthusiasts plant their bulbs is between mid-September and mid-December. This period is also called the "bulb planting time.
This is partly because the soil is still quite warm in the fall. Think of it as a warm bed in which you plant the bulbs, they are immediately put to work.
2: In autumn, there is a lot of rainfall. So the soil is much more moist. As a result, your bulbs need less help from you to strike well. So it takes you much less time to take care of your bulbs. In spring, you will have to get back to work watering to help them grow and survive.
3: Plant now and enjoy later! With a little luck, you can see snowdrops in your garden as early as January. This will be followed by tulips, daffodils, crocuses, irises and all the other spring bloomers! So you can enjoy a colorful garden early on.
Are you convinced and want to get started planting flower bulbs? Follow these steps to plant them correctly:
- First loosen the earth well with a spade in the place where the bulbs will be. Then the earth is easy to work with.
- Dig a hole with a spade or bulb planter.
- Plant the bulbs in the hole with the tip up.
- Seal the hole with the excavated soil and press it down a bit.
- Give some water