Properly planted tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths flower bulbs are in full bloom in the spring. Learn more about planting flower bulbs in the fall and how to handle and properly place flowers in flower bulbs baskets so you can enjoy beautiful flower beds in your garden next year. You will learn more about How to Grow Flower Bulbs in Pots at Home by Bubgo's article.
How To Choose To Plant Flower Bulbs
Choose large, dense, and dry ones. Ideally, they should be about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. Rotten, damaged, or badly dried specimens should not be used as planting material.
Tip: Small flower bulbs - less than about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter may not bloom in the first spring after planting in the fall.
How To Plant Flower Bulbs In The Fall
Plant flower bulbs three weeks before the autumn frost. in colder climates, plant flower bulbs until around mid-October. However, the soil does not freeze immediately to a depth of 4-6 inches (10-15 cm), so seedlings can be planted later.
The planting depth of flower bulbs depends on the size of the selected specimen. First measure the diameter of the bulb. The result, increased by a factor of 2 to 3, will be the required depth for planting.
Tips: Large flower bulbs should not be planted in the same line as small flower bulbs, as different depths will be provided for them.
It is common to see spots on the planting material that may be caused by fungal or pest infestations. These should be decontaminated and stored separately from healthy flower bulbs.
If these spots can be effortlessly peeled off with a knife and no deep lesions are visible underneath, then treat them with green and plant them in the same manner as other plants. It is recommended that they be planted separately from healthy seedlings.
Before planting, flower bulbs should be treated with a fungicide. To do this, use a product such as the following
1. Strong solution of Manganese solution.
2. Fungicide Phytosporin.
3. Contact fungicide.
Soak the planting material in the diluted product for 20 minutes. It should then be placed in carbonthion diluted according to the instructions and left for another 20 minutes.
Prepare The Planting Hole
If the flower bulbs reach a diameter of about 2 inches (5 cm), the planting hole depth is twice as deep for clay soil and three times as deep for sandy soil.
Plants can be planted directly in the holes with sand mats. The sand prevents the seedlings from rotting: excess water does not accumulate in the hole. If there is standing water in the area, a drainage system (e.g. expanded clay) should also be poured into the hole.
Planting Flower Bulbs In Flower Baskets In Autumn
There are special baskets for planting flower bulbs that are placed in the planting holes. They hold the planting material in one place and maintain a certain depth. Such baskets are suitable for
planting daffodils, delphiniums, tulips, and other plants intended for autumn (daffodils, muscari, etc.). Even calla lilies can be planted in this way.
A place to install a trash can is easy to find. If necessary, they can be gently removed along with the contents. The baskets also protect the plants from rodents eager to eat the tubers and flower bulbs.
Tip: Instead of using commercially available baskets, you can use regular food containers with pre-punched holes in the bottom.
It is also recommended to place a few inches of coarse sand in the bottom of the basket in the hole and plant the flower bulbs with the bottom facing down. When planting perennials and flower bulbs, spacing is important given their tendency to grow gradually. Planting in baskets virtually eliminates the spread of seedlings.
Tip: Depending on the shape and size of the basket, different numbers of flower bulbs can be planted in it. baskets can be as small as 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter and as large as 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter.
How far apart are the flower bulbs planted in the basket.
1. Small flower bulbs plants (crocuses, muscari, pushers, galanthus, orchids and bluebells) should be planted 2 inches (5 cm) apart.
2. Large tulips and daffodils should be planted 4 inches (10 cm) apart.
3. Small tulips - 2.3-3.2 inches (6-8 cm).
4. Hyacinths - 4-6 inches (10-15 cm).
5. Crown imperial - 6-8 inches (15-20 cm).
Small baskets usually hold 2 large seedlings and 5-6 small seedlings. Medium baskets 10 inches (27 cm) can hold 7 large specimens and 12 small specimens, and the largest baskets can hold 10-12 large flower bulbs and 25+ small flower bulbs.
Fertilization Of Flower Bulbs At Fall Planting
The bulbs have been treated with a fungicide beforehand. However, they also need to be fertilized at planting time. flower bulbs are a favorite food of mice. If these pests infest your property, it is recommended to cover the plants with mustard powder and red pepper at planting time. It is recommended that the seedlings be covered with a few inches of sand after applying the protective ingredients. Sprinkle mustard powder and cayenne pepper on the seedlings to protect them from insects.
To give flower bulbs enough strength to grow beautiful and lush buds in spring, it is recommended to feed them with a nutrient mix that includes.
1. a handful of ashes.
2. Humus (you can also add compost).
3. Phosphorus and potassium fertilizer (such as calcium superphosphate).
Mix this mixture with the soil of the bed and use it to cover the plants. Then the beds should be watered thoroughly.
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