Bulbs: How deep to plant them.

October 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM Leave a comment

Bulbs: How deep to plant them

If you’ve ever planted spring blooming bulbs, you know they come in many sizes. This is your approximate key to how deep to plant them.

 The rule is this: plant each type of bulb 2 to 3 times the bulb’s height. Measure from the root (the flat side where you can often see wisps of dried roots extending from a base in the blub) to crown (the pointed end).  Be sure to plant with the crown upward!

 For those who prefer exact measurements to doing the math, here they are:

Crocus – 3 inches

Snowdrop – 3 to 4 inches

Allium – 5 to 6 inches

Tulip – 6 to 8 inches

Daffodil – 6 inches

 For spacing: small bulbs should be spaced about 3 inches apart, with the larger ones spaced 5 to 6 inches apart.

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