Bulbs in pot - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sheetalkamat
August 26, 2010
Can bulbs be planted in pots? like tulips etc? If yes what extra care that needs to be taken, how high and wide the pot has to be and can it have multiple bulbs or single bulb per pot

Answer from NGA
August 26, 2010
You can grow bulbs in containers. The containers need to have drainage holes in the bottom and be filled with moistened potting soil. In general, bulbs should be planted twice as deep as they are wide. I use standard 8" terra cotta or plastic pots and space the bulbs an inch apart around the edge of the container and then tow or three in the center of the pot. Or, you can layer the bulbs, setting larger daffodil or tulips deeper and towards the edge of the container, cover with a few inches of potting soil and then offset smaller bulbs such as crocus or hyacinth towards the center of the pot. Be creative and you're sure to have beautiful displays this coming spring. After planting, water the soil to help it settle and drive out air pockets. If rainfall is sparse, water occasionally to keep the potting soil from completely drying out. Once winter arrives, you won't need to give them any special care at all. Enjoy your containerized garden!

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