I love working in my kitchen garden. It’s time to plant fall bulbs and I’m sharing all my best tips for planting and preparing for perfect blooms with Gardener’s Supply Company!
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Planting Fall Bulbs
What I’m planting
Tulips. Tulips should be planted outdoors about 6-8 weeks before the first frost. Plan in full sun with well drained soil. Plants should be spaced 24-36” apart.
Lilies. Lilies should be planted in full sun with well-draining soil with compost added if necessary. The soil should be loose and bulbs should be planted 12-18” deep. Plants should be spaced 24-36” apart.
How should bulbs be planted?
Bulbs should be planted pointy end up and look best when they are grouped in clusters of off number of bulbs in my opinion. Always make sure the soil is loose below where the bulb will be planted. Cover with loose soil and top with water. You can add in a 5-10-5 fertilizer during the growing season and can add in mulch to keep in moisture.
Where should I plant fall varieties?
Select an area with good drainage; you do not want to drown the plant in the soil. If water drains from a 1ft deep x`1ft wide hole in 10-30 minutes then you have found a good area.
My flower beds are designed for adequate drainage and they get full sun.
Tips for choosing bulbs
Choose bulbs carefully. The larger the bulb, the larger the flower.
Avoid using too much fertilizer which could result in in tall plants and few blooms.
This Blend contains both Naricuss Martinette & Tulipa Appledorn. Naricuss Martinette has lemon yellow petals with an orange cup & Tulipa Appledorn is a beautiful egg-shaped, cherry-red flowers with a yellow-edged black eye and prominent black anthers inside.
Flowers last for an extended period of time in the garden and make great fresh cut blooms as well. Let foliage mature and die down naturally to give the bulb energy to bloom again next year.
Add them to cut flower arrangements, or group several together loosely tied with raffia or ribbon for a colorful bouquet or display
Amazingly easy to grow; carefree and naturalizing
Deer, rabbit, and drought resistant
Everyone knows the joy that daffodils bring to the garden when they bloom in the spring. This Double Daffodil Mix is sure to double that pleasure when fully double flowers approximately 4″ across burst into bloom. The center of each flower has a full, double set of frilly inner petals of yellow, white, or orange growing amid long, narrow gray-green foliage. Grow them in beds, borders, and containers, and even on the lawn.
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With its sharp cutting edges, wide grip, and unique shape, this planter releases soil plugs quickly and easily. You’ll have all your bulbs planted before lunch!
Crafted for us in Holland by a fifth-generation family-owned business, DeWit® tools have been the standard in gardening for more than a century. These uncommon tools are not simply stamped from thin stainless steel — they’re forged from the finest high-carbon boron steel. With welded sockets and sustainably grown and harvested ash handles, each tool is guaranteed to stand up to a lifetime of use.
Thanks to its center-mounted wheels, this rugged wheelbarrow is stable and easy to maneuver, even when hauling loads up to 300 lbs. Its unique design allows the front to tip all the way to the ground while the wheels stay put; that means you can scoop heavy stones or logs into the cart instead of lifting them. The polyethylene “tub” is great for mixing wet soil or cement, will never rust, and rinses clean in a jiffy. Choice of Black or Red.
Super-soft, extra-thick kneeling pad is easy on the knees during planting and tending
Easily flips from kneeler to padded bench
Heavy-duty, powder-coated steel frame is rust-resistant
Working in the garden is a whole lot easier with a Gardener’s Supply Garden Kneeler. You can use your arm strength to lower yourself for weeding or planting, and then push yourself up again without straining knees or back. Flip the kneeler over and it becomes a convenient bench. Frame is rugged and sturdy with locking legs, and folds flat for storage. Weighs just 8 pounds, so it’s easy to carry.
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