Only know they are here have I realised that I might not need 200 bulbs
By - JagerHands
Yeaaaaaah 200 is fine it won't look that much when they're in
Ok cool I’ve ordered more
Yeah you won't have any problem getting them 200 down and you'll start seeing everywhere else you want them too 😅
That made me laugh out loud. Okay great cuz I ordered more lmfao
Peer pressure FTW
Made me laugh too lmao
I ordered like 140 yesterday and then another 250 today. Only after I paid did I think to go outside and “measure”. I see room for 100 easily haha
Yes this is the exact mindset you need when buying bulbs
Gurrrrl, I ain't gonna do it..
I ant gonna do it...
I DID IT!!!!
Also think of it as a legacy for future owners of your garden. My BIL planted 2000 daffodils and they looked great. They sold that house 30 years ago but last Spring, they were looking even better.
I did 200 a year for a few years. In my hard rocky clay soil it was brutal. But so worth it.
Water, let soak, water more, soak in while sharpening spade. Jump spade, turn clumps, chop. Add a full spade depth compost, rototill. It sucks but it is soooo worth it. Sincerly- bentonite clay. Good luck!
Right? Definitely worth it!
Just wait until next spring! You’ll wish you had planted more
Every time I see bulbs for sale at the store, I buy bulbs. This is the way.
This is the way.
It is the sound of one trowel digging.
200 goes quick! Are you sporadically placing or is it a mass planting?
I’m going to put the bigger tulips in planters and use the ground cover tulips to under plant some new dwarf fruit trees I have.
The daffs are going near the front door because they’re scented.
Should get it all done in one go tomorrow.
You should have no issues burning up 200.. if you are doing rings around the trees, consider planting a secondary ring or a U of tulips in the most focal direction for added pop.
This. And be sure to leave plent of room for the tree to grow wider over the years.
Keep in mind that many bulbs like different depths and bloom at different times. You can often plant 2-3 layers of bulbs in one place for an extended show in that area.
Lasagna planting FTW
Pardon my idiocy, but do you have to slightly offset the bulbs? I’m just trying to figure out how they’ll grow around eachother
In general, no. Most spring bulbs are really tough plants. They’ll figure out how to make it to the surface. You probably should plant 3 bulbs deep in one hole, but you also don’t need to go crazy trying to get spacing perfect.
Excellent! Thank you!
I planted like 500 bulbs and the squirrels decided that my neighbors should also have bulbs too… like no joke my next door neighbor got like half of our freesias and almost all of the peach colored gladioli- in her container beds. Another few neighbors have a mix of colors of random gladioli and stuff. It was quite a surprise and everyone was delighted by it in the end.
So apparently you can never have enough :)
Of course you need 200. At least!
Ha yes there is bulbs in bedding at work and new plants it will interesting seeing what pops up.
My advise to you is keep good track of where you plant them even take a picture on your phone.
Need 200 more...
Onion soup anyone?
Those bulbs look so plump and fresh. Now it gets exciting!
I'm in the same boat... God speed.
Unless you live in a studio apartment, you need 200 bulbs…trust me on this.
I watched a video where they had to be dug up every year. Is this true? Would make me avoid the plant.
They don't have to be dug up, but they give better performance long term in many soil types if you do. The bulbs can rot in summer and pesky critters have more time to snack. If you aren't looking for more chores in the garden, you just start with a fresh batch of bulbs every few years.
Some tulip varieties don't bloom well in subsequent years. I've seen info on lifting such varieties with the hopes of encouraging blooms again- it keeps the bulb from division and keeps it large to produce blooms, from what I could gather. Daffodils, crocuses and some others are perennials and will naturalize and spread.
Some need a certain amount of cold exposure. Tulips are a big one that don't get enough cold in the Southeast US.
Yep. Live in FL and can't do daffodils (which I want!) because of the lack of winter.
I wonder if you watched a video on dahlias
Not all bulbs, but I know where I am in zone 4, I would have to dig up certain bulbs that aren't rated for my zone. They make little cages though, so you could pull up a cage with multiple bulbs in it. I just skip those varieties, it's a bummer but I don't think I would remember where I left things.
200 not that much go wild .. bulbs shoot up at different times ..
Double it next year.
Just plant them you can use the extra for cutting big beautiful boques
You can never have enough bulbs.
There’s no such thing as bulbs you don’t need.