Flower bulbs – when to plant and what to look for

Flower bulbs - when to plant and what to look for


Planting time bulbs
Every year the same game: august comes to an end and with it the planting time for bulbs begins, so that they are ready for the next year. Whether they are dahlias, hyacinths, crocuses, leeks, lilies, daffodils, chocolate flowers, tulips, snowdrops or winter bulbs does not matter.

In order to get bulbs with beautiful bloom colors, it is advisable to take care of the desired bulbs in time and not to the last printer. A good and inexpensive alternative to the garden center offers the online shipping of flower bulbs.

In addition to a good price comparison of the different stores can naturally look at all the flower colors of the bulbs and choose according to your own taste for a modern garden design. Shipping is easy and quick, and the bulbs are well packaged so that they arrive safely to the recipient

planting / setting flower bulbs

after the bulbs have arrived safely, it is time to plant them, which of course should be done at the right time and there are a few rules to follow: bulbs are planted in clusters, where clusters are groups of 5-10 bulbs. The flower bulb is usually sunk into the ground two to three times as deep as it is high. To do this, dig an appropriate hole and then cover the bulb again with soil.

It should also be noted that mice like to "eat" the bulbs and therefore, especially in the case of hyacinths, use plastic plant baskets. Thus, the delicate bulbs are protected from attacks of mice (especially voles).

Planting bulbs in december

The best time to plant bulbous plants is between august and november, as the planting time coincides with the root formation of the bulbs. If you have failed to take advantage of this time, there is a trick to plant daffodils, dahlias or hyacinths even in december for the next spring:

bulbs bought late should only be planted in pots and not in the garden. It should be noted that the soil must be sandy-loamy, such as.B. Good garden soil that has been leveled with plenty of sand. To keep too much moisture away from the bulb, a layer of drainage should be placed on the bottom of the container and a layer of sand underneath the bulbs. It is also advisable to incorporate a long-term fertilizer with a high phosphorus-potassium content into the lower third of the soil.

The pots should then be placed at 5-10 degrees celsius in a dark room, that could z.B. Be a frost-free garage, a protected cellar entrance or a cool cellar. You should also be careful to water sparingly, because the soil must not be wet, otherwise the roots and bulbs may rot.

After 6-10 weeks a deep root network will have formed and the bulbs can be sunk together with the pot (if the soil is open) in the places where they will later bloom. To protect them from severe frost, cover them with straw or fir branches. Alternatively, you can leave them in their current location and wait for them to sprout above ground. At the latest, the plant must be placed in the garden, because it needs enough light.

Care of the bulbs

Every hobby gardener probably asks himself sooner or later how to take care of the flower bulbs, so that after the first blooming they can unfold their full splendor in the spring of the coming year. First of all, it is important that only mabvoll gedung, which should be done for the first time in the first bloom period. This is especially important for tulips, one of the most popular flowers, more information on this on floridee.De. The minerals contained in the manure help the flower bulbs to develop a splendid bloom at this time of year. In autumn, organdunger is then added to the bulbs, which serves to ensure that the bulb is vigorously formed. Of course the coarseness of the flower has to be taken into account, because small ones need less fertilizer than coarse plants.

Part of the care of a flower bulb is the so-called "cut". This allows the plants to mobilize new forces for the coming spring. Therefore you can already shine with the garden in the spring. In the case of large plants, the stem can be cut off after the flowering, but in the case of small plants, the procedure is different: the bleeding and the leaves of the bulb are not usually cut off, because the bulb still draws energy from them for the next year. Only when everything is completely withered and dry, the rest can be cut off.