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Only know they are here have I realised that I might not need 200 bulbs

Only know they are here have I realised that I might not need 200 bulbs

Successful-Oil-7625

Yeaaaaaah 200 is fine it won't look that much when they're in


JagerHands

Ok cool I’ve ordered more


Successful-Oil-7625

Yeah you won't have any problem getting them 200 down and you'll start seeing everywhere else you want them too 😅


iCantliveOnCrumbsOfD

That made me laugh out loud. Okay great cuz I ordered more lmfao


tomorrowmightbbetter

Peer pressure FTW


seastaarr

Made me laugh too lmao


whskid2005

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


PmMeLowCarbRecipes

Yes this is the exact mindset you need when buying bulbs


iCantliveOnCrumbsOfD

Gurrrrl, I ain't gonna do it.. I ant gonna do it... I DID IT!!!!


the_real_grinningdog

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.


MaggieNFredders

I did 200 a year for a few years. In my hard rocky clay soil it was brutal. But so worth it.


LadyHeather

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!


MaggieNFredders

Right? Definitely worth it!


ChickyMcNuggetts

Just wait until next spring! You’ll wish you had planted more


beeboopPumpkin

Every time I see bulbs for sale at the store, I buy bulbs. This is the way.


Nothing_Rhymed

This is the way.


Spartinapatens

It is the sound of one trowel digging.


HairyHorticulture

200 goes quick! Are you sporadically placing or is it a mass planting?


JagerHands

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.


HairyHorticulture

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.


timber321

This. And be sure to leave plent of room for the tree to grow wider over the years.


NotAlwaysGifs

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.


comin_up_shawt

Lasagna planting FTW


whskid2005

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


NotAlwaysGifs

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.


whskid2005

Excellent! Thank you!


nemerosanike

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 :)


Aquilegia667

Of course you need 200. At least! Happy planting!


Gamingaloneinthedark

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.


LadyHeather

Need 200 more...


hemuni

Onion soup anyone?


4myolive

Those bulbs look so plump and fresh. Now it gets exciting!


kookaburra_sits

I'm in the same boat... God speed.


MarmotMayhem

Unless you live in a studio apartment, you need 200 bulbs…trust me on this.


1337programmerProbs

I watched a video where they had to be dug up every year. Is this true? Would make me avoid the plant.


roketgirl

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.


MorrisWisely

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.


LokiLB

Some need a certain amount of cold exposure. Tulips are a big one that don't get enough cold in the Southeast US.


comin_up_shawt

Yep. Live in FL and can't do daffodils (which I want!) because of the lack of winter.


ananomalie

I wonder if you watched a video on dahlias


AppleThrower5000

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.


cooperjon

200 not that much go wild .. bulbs shoot up at different times ..


gdjeff

Double it next year.


Takemetothelevey

Just plant them you can use the extra for cutting big beautiful boques


I_need_more_dogs

You can never have enough bulbs.


Sharkerftw

There’s no such thing as bulbs you don’t need.


CMRattray2020

Definite wrong-think