An Update on Fall Bulbs
Want to enjoy gorgeous blooms next spring? Then, you've got to give a try planting fall bulbs. Your whole act of gardening will not be as worthwhile as you thought it to be unless you plant some gorgeous bulbs. You may have planted some saplings of red rose flower, sunflowers and other ornamental plants in your garden. But have you thought of planting some fall bulbs? Bulbs tend to return year after year. There are many spring-flowering bulbs like daffodil, snowflake, hyacinth, starflower, tulip and iris, among many others. But over this blog, we bring you some tips for planting bulbs in the fall season.
Tips For Planting Bulbs In Fall:
Know the Right Way of Planting Bulbs
Make sure to keep a few things in mind as you go ahead to plant some fall bulbs. Firstly, opt for space when it can receive atleast 6 hours of sunlight, throughout the day. For fast-growing bloomers, like daffodils, you can look for a spot that gets sun before the tree has leaves in spring. The early blooming bulbs will be finished for a year, once the time trees start shading your bulb bed. Bulbs love soil that is rich in organic matter or compost or even well-drained soil. Soggy soil or overwatering can kill or rotten them up. Then, finally plant the bulb three times deeper than that of a tree, making sure the pointy face is up.
Make Sure To Prepare The Bulb Bed
For best growth results, make sure to prepare the bulb bed nicely ahead of its planting. Don't just dig a hole and plant it! Rather, remove small stones, pebbles which may come in between its growth and remove the weeds. Loosen up the soil and prepare it with some compost before you plant the bulb in it.
Purchase At The Right Time
Mostly stores sell their flower bulbs to plant in fall in the month of July and August, as they want gardening supplies to be made out of their way as the holiday season approaches. Which implies one needs to store the bulbs for about one or three months by ordering it online or getting it over mail so that it reaches one fresh and healthy during the planting season.
Plant At The Right Time
The right time to plant fall blooming bulbs will vary as per different regions and the climate, they experience. The nightly temperatures around 40 to 50 degrees are best to plant spring bulbs. Most spring bulbs require a chilly period to bloom, so leave them in an area where the ground doesn't freeze. Or if it doesn't seem feasible then refrigerate it for six to 10 weeks before planting.
Plant The Right Ones
The fact is that not all bulbs are needed to be planted in the fall. Bulbs of Dahlias and gladiolas should be in fact planted in the spring season, whereas daffodils and tulips need to be planted in late summer or early autumn. Here's a tip - If you are planting a bulb that blooms in spring, then plant it in fall. And for those bulbs blooming in early summer or later, the plant then in spring.
Fertilise It During Spring
When the first shoots of spring that mesna, they are ready for their nutrient dosage. Before that, one doesn't need to fertilise them. Make sure; you don't fertilise the bulb once it starts to flower because it may then stunt the growth of the bulb. So, these were some effective tips to keep your fall bulbs healthy.