Plant daffodils/tulips 1ft deep avoid frost heave (CiscoeMorris)
I watch Ciscoe Morris' weekly gardening show on TV, he recently had a story about problems with bulbs (he was specifically talking about tulips) in our area blooming for one year then disappointing results (few come up next year, of them many don't bloom but worse most don't come up), etc.
He said the answer to it is to plant the bulbs 12" (yes 12" deep). I think he said frost heave is a big problem here and this helps avoid it and he obviously stated well drained soil a must or else they'll rot.
I've had disappointing results with tulips where I do get them to bloom nice one year but then hardly any the following year just like Ciscoe says but I haven't been planting them more than 4-6" deep (bottom of hole depth) and have had similar problems with daffodils over time whereby they stop coming up or those that do come up don't bloom.
Anyway I was considering trying what Ciscoe recommends and do it both for tulips and daffodils -- 12" hole with some bulb fertilizer/compost mixed with soil at bottom of hole then bulb then sand to try and keep soil light so they don't rot.
I'm curious if anyone has tried planting bulbs this deep and if anyone can elaborate on what frost heave does to bulbs (moves them towards soil surface then frost damages the bulbs?) that would be great!
Thanks in advance!