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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.
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AMES, Iowa — Tulips, daffodils, crocuses and other spring-flowering bulbs are a welcome sight in spring. To enjoy the colorful spring display, gardeners must purchase and plant spring-flowering bulbs in the fall.
In this week’s Yard and Garden, horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on planting spring-flowering bulbs.
When is the best time to plant tulips, daffodils, and other spring-flowering bulbs? September and October is the ideal time to plant tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs in Iowa. When planted in October, spring-flowering bulbs have enough time to develop a good root system before the ground freezes in winter. Bulbs can be planted as late as late November to early December, if the ground is not frozen or covered with snow.
What is a good storage site for spring-flowering bulbs? Tulip, daffodil, hyacinth and other spring-flowering bulbs usually begin arriving in garden centers and other retail businesses in early September. Spring-flowering bulbs purchased in September should be stored in a cool, dry location (such as a garage or basement) until they can be planted in October.
How do you plant spring-flowering bulbs? Select a favorable location for the bulbs. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses perform best in areas that receive at least six hours of direct sun per day. However, snowdrops, snowflakes and Siberian squill can be successfully grown in partial shade (two to four hours of direct sun). Bulbs also need a well-drained, fertile soil. Poorly drained soils can often be improved by incorporating organic matter, such as compost, into the soil.
Plant spring-flowering bulbs in clusters or groups to achieve the greatest visual impact in the garden. When planting tulips and daffodils, plant 10 or more bulbs of the same cultivar in an area. Smaller growing plants, such as grape hyacinths and crocuses, should be planted in clusters of 25 or more bulbs. Plant bulbs at a depth equal to three to four times their maximum bulb diameter. Accordingly, tulips and daffodils should be planted 6-8 inches deep, crocuses and grape hyacinths only 3-4 inches deep. Large bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, should be spaced 4-6 inches apart. A 3-inch spacing is adequate for crocuses, grape hyacinths and other small bulbs.
After planting, water the bulbs (if the weather in fall is dry) to promote good root development before the onset of winter.
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