How to Plant Fall Bulbs

Fall bulbs are to be planted as soon as the ground is cool and once the evening temperatures range from about 5 to 10°C for about 6 to 8 weeks before the ground freezes over. If you have already purchased your bulbs and you’re waiting for the proper time to plant them just make sure that you saw them in a cool, dry place so that they stay fresh.

How to Plant Fall Bulbs

Yay! It's time for some fall planting! Why do we plant these in the fall versus the spring? The cooler weather allows spring bloomers to winter over which is an essential process that is needed for fall bulbs in order for them to Bloom in the spring! Also, the colder weather in the fall helps to make a more enjoyable experience when working outside in the garden versus planting them under scolding hot sun.

How to Plant Fall Bulbs

Yay! It's time for some fall planting! Why do we plant these in the fall versus the spring? The cooler weather allows spring bloomers to winter over which is an essential process that is needed for fall bulbs in order for them to Bloom in the spring! Also, the colder weather in the fall helps to make a more enjoyable experience when working outside in the garden versus planting them under scolding hot sun.

Fall bulbs are to be planted as soon as the ground is cool and once the evening temperatures range from about 5 to 10°C for about 6 to 8 weeks before the ground freezes over. If you have already purchased your bulbs and you’re waiting for the proper time to plant them just make sure that you saw them in a cool, dry place so that they stay fresh.

Where to plant your fall bulbs

You can essentially plant them anywhere in your garden as long as you have well draining soil. We always say that “bulbs don’t like wet feet” so make sure you’re avoiding areas where water collects, such as bottoms of hills or ditches.

Planting your fall bulbs

We want to make sure that our soil is loose and workable and that we are planting in the bed to a depth of at least 8 inches for larger bulbs and about 5 inches for smaller ones! You want to make sure that you are setting the bulb 'point' side up and the root sides down. It’s fairly easy to spot the pointed end of the bulb however, if you are unsure, place it on its side and it’ll figure itself out. You can mix in compost, organic matter or even some sulphur and bonemeal to make sure that your bulbs are well nourished while wintering and when they decide to bloom in the spring.

Watering your fall bulbs

OK, so we got our bulbs planted we filled the hole with soil and we’ve lightly padded (not packed it as we don’t wanna suffocate them) we just want to put them to bed gently. Water them once to make sure the root growth is active and that you are filling any air holes. You don’t have to water them continuously unless you are somewhere where you don’t get great rain fall!

How to Plant Fall Bulbs

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How to Plant Fall Bulbs

December 31, 2021

Yay! It's time for some fall planting! Why do we plant these in the fall versus the spring? The cooler weather allows spring bloomers to winter over which is an essential process that is needed for fall bulbs in order for them to Bloom in the spring! Also, the colder weather in the fall helps to make a more enjoyable experience when working outside in the garden versus planting them under scolding hot sun.

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