Bulb Blooms Planting Howto
The hardy spring-time bulbs need their own care, in order to bloom properly when the time comes. They need to be planted in fall, and specific precautions should be taken so that they receive all the nutrients. Despite the appropriate sun exposure, the bulbs won’t bloom unless the soil is perfect. Today we are discovering how to plant bulb blooms.
Bulb Flowers Gardening
There are many different varieties of bulb flowers, including lilies, tulips, daffodils and such. The main distinguishing feature is their root, which looks almost like an onion. So, they are really different from other spring blooms, and require special care. It is advised to go for container gardening, or at least make a raised bed for them to distinguish the area, where they are planted.
When planting the bulb flowers, you first need to prepare the soil. Till in the soil, so the structure would be loose, because some bulbs, like large tulips require at least 8 inches for planting and aeration. The loose soil encourages the growth of the plant. Tilling the soil also allows you to add fertilizer before planting. Now, to increase the fertility of soil, also add decomposing organic matter or peat moss at a level of 6 to 8 inches. They slowly decompose and provide nutrients for the soil, not to mention that they increase drainage.
To actually plant the bulbs, you need to dig up a hole for the bulb. It is essential to do appropriate spacing for each bulb. Once you plant the bulb, add 5 tablespoons of 10/10/10 fertilizer and 2 cups of bone meal to the planting spot for each bulb as a fertilizer.
It is important to get familiar with maintenance tips for each plant that you are going to plant. Each bulb requires specific depth, but generally plant the bulb to a depth that three or four times bigger than the bulb. Now, cover bulbs with soil and secure the bulb in the soil. Don’t forget to water the plant regularly to moist the soil for the roots.