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Planting Bulbs Now

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Jan 13, 2001.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    One of my better accounts ask me to plant bulbs now for the spring. Is too late to plant them? I think I can drill the holes with a power auger.
     
  2. plymouthvaliant73

    plymouthvaliant73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    It is better to plant late than to plant early. It is better to plant late than hold the bulbs until the spring. Most spring bulbs require a cold dormancy period or they will not flower. If you can get 'em in the ground, do it!



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  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662


    I agree. Just make sure they are positioneds correctly in the holes.

    They take twice as long to bloom the other way. LOL

    Just my .02
     
  4. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Plant Now rule of thumb,dig the hole around 3times the width of the bulb. Don't forget the bone meal, and the fat end goes down first.
     
  5. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Messages: 481

    I plant my bulbs in NOV. unless you buy the fake ones half done from the nursery...
     
  6. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    You should'nt have a problem- I was late planting last year and came up fine-
     

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