Knowing how to take care of your spring flower bulbs is such an important and rewarding task because if you plant your bulbs in early autumn and you know how to do it right, you will get to enjoy colorful flowers in early spring. Certainly something to look forward to!
How to plant spring flowering bulbs
It’s not hard to plant flower bulbs, if you follow the steps below you are on your way to a beautiful garden this coming spring!
- Flower bulbs can be planted simply with a shovel or spade.
- It's a good idea to loosen the soil well before planting so that the flower bulbs can easily root.
- Make holes for the bulbs. To calculate the depth of the holes and the distance between the bulbs, you can use the same trick. Take the bulb size and multiply it by 3. So if you have a bulb size of 2 inches (this is the circumference of the bulb), you can plant it at 6 inches (3 x 2 = 6 inches). This also applies to the distance between the bulbs, so 6 inches between each bulb. After planting the bulbs, close the hole and press it down a little with the shovel.
How to take care of the bulbs
- It is best to plant the flower bulbs immediately after purchase. If you want to wait a little longer, this is possible, but make sure that you do this in a cool and dry environment. For example, in the shed, basement or other places where it is cool and dry
- Do check the bulbs every now and then; if they start to go mouldy, they should be planted as soon as possible.
- If you have just planted the flower bulbs, give them enough water so that they can develop roots and survive the winter well. Depending on the weather, the earlier you plant your bulbs, the more firmly they will root in the ground and flower sooner.
At the end of this month there will be a wide range of spring flower bulbs for sale at Horticentre, please visit our garden centre for personal advice or order your bulbs here online.