How to Plant Daffodil Bulbs in Six Easy Steps
Daffodils are an unmistakable indication that spring has sprung. The vibrant yellows against the dark green foliage help to beautify the often brown fields of grass left over from the cold winter months. Often this flower is seen sprouting along roadways, in unplowed fields, and in flower beds all over the U.S.A. The King Alfred Daffodils are solid yellow and require full to partial shade. The height of the flowers can reach 12 to 14 inches making the flower look almost majestic in large groupings. The following will review the basic steps for planting Daffodil bulbs. Depending on your location, you will need to plant the bulbs at specific times of the year. View the Planting Time Zone chart and the depth and height chart.
Planting Daffodil Bulbs in Six Easy Steps
Step 1: Clear the area in your flower bed where you are planning on planting your bulbs. Clear away mulch, leaves, sticks and other debris. This will allow the garden planter to easily penetrate the soil.
Step 2: Using the bulb hound garden planter, create holes deep enough to meet the depth on the planting guide. For Daffodil bulbs the recommended depth is 6 inches.
Step 3: Place the soil from the hole in your bucket or wheelbarrow to use later.
NOTE: If the soil is hard or contains a great deal of clay, you may want to consider mixing in a bag of top soil from Home Depot or Meijer. You can also add in Peat Moss to break up the soil and help to retain water.
Step 4: Place the bulb in hole with the pointed end up.
Step 5: Cover with soil and lightly pack over the bulbs.
NOTE: Use the spade to break apart the soil before returning it to the hole.
Step 6: Water your bulb and cover with mulch.
NOTE: The covering of mulch will help to protect the bulbs in extreme climates.
Daffodils will typically bloom in mid spring depending on where you live. The flowers need to be planted in full sun to partial shade and they will grow about 12 inches tall. You can use a bloom booster for bulb flowers such as Perfectly Natural Bulb & Bloom Booster Fertilizer when you plant your bulbs and in the early spring to help promote bright colors and blooms. Bloom boosters can be purchased at Home Depot, Meijer, or other local garden supply stores.