Part 1 of 4: Planning Your GardenTest your soil to see if it is slightly acidic. Bulbs grow best in slightly acidic soil,which has a pH between 6 and 7.Watch your yard after a storm to see which spots drain well. Wait for a hard rain to fall,then watch as your yard dries.Select a warm,sunny spot in your yard. Bulbs generally grow better in areas that receive 6 or more hours of sunlight a day.Grow bulbs where you want to add flowers and color. During the spring and summer months,watch the planting area.Measure out your planting area. Once you have found a good spot,figure out how much growing space you have available.
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Where to plant bulbs in a garden?
Grow bulbs where you want to add flowers and color. During the spring and summer months, watch the planting area. If you already have other plants in your garden, you may spot some places that look a little empty. These spots are often good places to add bulbs as companion plants.
How to prepare soil for planting bulbs?
Prepare the Soil for Planting. Bulbs need soil with good drainage. The objective is to prepare a bed that has both good tilth and good fertility. If your soil has a high clay content, you should till in compost or other organic material, ideally to a depth of at least 12鈥?and as much as 18鈥?deep if possible.
How deep do you plant bulbs in a planter?
Dig a hole wide and deep enough for your bulbs, using a trowel or bulb planter. Plant most bulbs at two to three times their depth. Place the bulbs in the hole with their pointed end facing upwards (check the packet instructions for corms and tubers).
How do you plant bulbs in the rain?
If you want to plant flower bulbs, find a dry, sunny spot in your garden. If water tends to pool on your soil after it rains, build a raised bed or add compost to your soil to improve the drainage. Rake out any rocks and weeds and make sure the soil is loose.