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tulips&daffodils (what to do)

Posted by THOMAS75 AR7 (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 27, 04 at 13:56

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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RE: tulips&daffodils (what to do)

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.

RE: tulips&daffodils (what to do)

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


RE: tulips&daffodils (what to do)

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.

RE: tulips&daffodils (what to do)

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.

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