outdoor balcony gardening - Knowledgebase Question

groton, Ne
Question by lpearce72
January 14, 2010
any tips for successfully planting bulbs in pots.
have bulbs which match the light and conditions of this area.


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Answer from NGA
January 14, 2010

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When planting the bulbs in containers, drainage is vital. Try using at least a 6-8" deep container with a diameter of approximately 12". Drainage holes should be at least 1/2" in diameter and 6" apart. Use a general purpose potting mix with a little bit (follow instructions) of bulb fertilizer such as "Bulb Booster". Plant bulbs 1-2" apart, 4-5" deep. Some hints: containers look best if you "layer", by planting large bulbs such as tulips in the first layer of soil, covering the bulbs with soil, then planting smaller bulbs such as crocus, anemone, etc., then covering them with potting soil. Aside from watering when the soil begins to dry out, containerized bulbs won't need much care. Enjoy your colorful garden!

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