Planting Seeds and Bulbs: Except for tulips & daffs in cold environments...

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Planting Seeds and Bulbs

By Dutchlady1
February 21, 2013

A good rule of thumb for planting seeds or bulbs is that you should plant them the same depth as the size of the seed or bulb.

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Name: Toni
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Feb 20, 2013 10:19 PM CST
I did what you suggested for 2-3 years and never had anything grow. I then planted my tulips about 8" deep and had them come up all over the place! I guess my zone requires it...
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Feb 23, 2013 10:29 AM CST
Many seeds want light for germination and need to be placed on the surface of the soil.

I use 4 different seed-starting manuals to guide my efforts, finding them most helpful to raise germination percentages of what seem to be ever-more-pricey seeds.

I can't speak to the bulbs issue, but with seeds, it pays to look up information specific to what you are trying to grow.
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Dec 29, 2015 10:00 AM CST
I agree My fuchsia seeds, I just press onto the surface of the compost. Some seeds need freezing before they will germinate, and others need a good soaking. Some go to extremes like South African plants that need to go through a bush fire and be burned before they start again. Wonderful aren't they.

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