VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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FALL is for Planting Spring Bulbs.  
 

In early Spring, we get customers looking for Tulips, Daffodils and other Spring blooming bulbs. What many do not understand, is that they needed to have planted those bulbs the previous Fall. Most Spring blooming bulbs require a cold period in order to set their blooms.

A good rule of thumb is to plant bulbs when the average nighttime temperatures in your area are in the 40- to 50-degree range. Around here, this usually occurs in September or October. Soil temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit triggers a natural biochemical process of breaking down stores of starches and carbohydrates into glucose. This process takes approximately 12 to 14 weeks in the cold soil. Don’t worry about the bulbs popping up too early in the Spring, they know when to sprout.

We also have other bulbs that you can force in pots, allium bulbs and Iris rhizomes, which can be planted at any time. Come see what we have in stock.

STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE. HAPPY GARDENING!