Here is the Secret to planting bulb flowers during spring
Are you worried on whether it’s advisable to be planting bulb flowers during spring? You are not alone in this. Most folks are as well worried that the process will be a waste of time and money. To prove to you that this is not the case, I’m going to teach you how you can produce fertile, blooming bulb flowers in spring!
Before planting, it’s good to note that the bulbs to be planted in spring season should bear no bruises or molds and should be bigger so as to give the flower more energy since the smaller ones are known to produce inferior blooms.
Generally, bulbs growth is favored by temperatures under 60 degrees Fahrenheit, similar to winter climate. In spring however, the temperatures tend to tend to rise making it impossible for the bulbs to grow. The trick here involves making the bulbs ‘believe’ they’re still in the winter season.
How? The answer is simple — you put the bulbs in well ventilated containers and place them in a refrigerator for duration of about 6 to 12 weeks.
Tip: find a fridge for this work as mixing the bulbs with vegetables hinders germination of bulbs through the gases they produce. Once the period is over, it’s now time to move your bulbs to the ground.
Here are some useful tips to use when planting your bulbs. — Make large holes, not deeper than 5” or shallower than 3”, in the garden where you intend to plant them, to ensure that the developing roots will have a soft soil surrounding to spread on.
Place the bulb in the hole, in such a way that its depth in the hole is similar to that it had inside the container. It’s vital to ensure that the soil has good drainage because bulbs can’t stand excessive water. You will also need to have compost material already applied so as to provide the necessary nutrient to improve growth and development. Therefore add quality compost to the hole, cover it up with soft soil, and then water it carefully to avoid causing damage to the bulb.
To protect your bulbs from garden pests, you can buy deterrents from your local agricultural shop. Ensure that you regularly water your flowers to avoid them dehydrating and ensure beautiful blooms.