It’s now or never!
Or at least not until next Fall… I know it’s Autumn, and we’re all super excited for sweaters, hot cocoa, and all things pumpkin, but Fall is the time for planting all your bulb flowers (and garlic too, actually). The exact time to plant is dependent on your zone, and here on our homestead, October is the time.
I am beyond excited for this! As soon as we moved in this place last December I wanted to plant tulips, hyacinths, and more, but it was too late. Time is of the essence friends, and you may still have time, so don’t delay! Go to your local garden center or order some of these (if you have Amazon Prime they’ll get to you in 2 days!), and plant those bulbs!
Because we all want some beautiful flowers come spring. Right?
Planting bulbs is pretty simple…. Am I the only one that always thinks of “The Secret Garden” scene when Mary is trying to plant the bulbs upside down?? No? Oh good.
Well, as long as we manage to plant the bulb the right direction, we should be good to go. Most bulbs are planted pointed-side up, but if you’re planting ranunculus, like I did, it’s pointed-side down…just to make it confusing.
- Pick several types of bulbs that all bloom at different times during the spring season. I picked daffodils, hyacinths, and ranunculus- early, mid, and late bloomers. It’s gonna be a flowery spring!
- Follow the directions for depth of planting for your particular bulbs, and make sure you pick a location that gets about 6+ hours of sunlight.
- *Tip* If you’re planting a lot of bulbs, dig a trench instead of individual holes! It makes things a little easier.
- Cover with dirt and water well after planting. *And if you live in an area with harsh winters, mulching is a good idea.
- Then wait. About a month before Spring arrives, cover the ground with some good compost.
And then wait some more… and soon you’ll have beautiful colorful flowers to welcome you to spring.
Do do your future winter-weary-self a favor, and go plant some flowers before you pick your pumpkins!