There’s a wide variety of fall bulbs you can plant for spring color. Fall gardening is such a fun time because the temperatures are cooler and there are less bugs buzzing around. Planting fall bulbs doesn’t have to be a scary task. It’s one of those set it and forget it chores in the garden. Some great bulbs to plant in fall are Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus, Hyacinth and Alliums. All of them come in many varieties and offer tons of spring color.
Find a spot that gets great light
You can grow bulbs in part sun but I wouldn’t go any darker than that. Bulbs need a lot of light to grow well and bloom.
Dig your hole
Dig your hole according to the package directions for deepness. It is important that you don’t plant them too deep nor too shallow when planting them in ground.
Add in fertilizer
Fertilizer is great to add in your holes prior to planting. It will give the bulbs a head start to the season. After planting the bulbs will develop roots and a little fertilizer will help them along the way. When they wake up in the spring you are welcome to add a little more fertilizer when you see them break through the soil.
Cover your fall bulbs and Water in
Now it’s time to cover your bulbs up with soil and water them in. You do not have to water them regularly but once a week is ok until your first frost. Once spring rolls around you will want to start them back on a regular watering schedule with the rest of your garden.
Planting fall bulbs is a task that can be very annoying at the time but I promise that come spring you will be thanking yourself for taking the time in the fall to plant.