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Planting time and planting depth

 

It is important to plant flower bulbs at the right time. Flower bulbs that bloom early (from January to March) should be planted in September/October. The best time to plant the ones that bloom later (March-May) is October/November.

A general rule for the planting depth is to plant the bulbs at a depth at least twice the height of the bulb (a minimum of 5 cm / 2 inches). Not planting bulbs deep enough results in poor rooting that leads, in turn, to an uneven emergence of short spindly plants. Planting too deep can result in rotting as well as late emergence.