tulips&daffodils (what to do)

thomas75(AR7)November 27, 2004

I have recently made a 56x4 foot flower bed.I plan too plant tulips & daffodils in part of it.I got 60 tulip bulbs and 30 daffodil bulbs. I would like too how deep to plant and far to space them. My ph is 7 and fertilty level is low.I have added compost,rabbit,chicken poop.What else should I do. When do I plant them.This is my first flower bed and I need all the help I can get.Thanks in advance.

Thomas in AR.

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esh_ga

You should plant them as soon as possible. In general, tulips and daffodils should be planted 2-3 times as deep as they are wide. You may have instructions on the bulb package that you want to check. I usually sprinkle some bone meal in with them.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2004 at 8:05AM
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Hummingangel(8b SC)

I just planted 100 tulip bulbs last week. I put them 6" deep and 6" apart. Hope that works!

Dianna

    Bookmark   December 2, 2004 at 9:25AM
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topsiebeezelbub(z7 Al)

I have heard that bone meal attracts dogs and other critters who will dig up the tulips. An electric drill with a bulb auger attatchment will make the task go faster.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2004 at 11:17PM
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Dieter2NC(z7b NC)

I prefer to plant my bulbs in clumps. I dig a hole 18" in diameter and 6-8" deep, and plant 7-10 bulbs in each. I do have a tulip bed which I plant 4" apart and 6"-8" deep. This makes for a nice full diplay. I also lay a piece of chicken wire over the bed to keep the furry tailed rats (squirrels) away.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2004 at 8:23AM
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