How to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs Quickly

How to Plant Spring Blooming Bulbs Quickly

'Tis nearly the festive holiday season, but who doesn't love the spring greeting of daffodils, tulips and irises? I do!

But you know what I don't love? The thought of a day spent bent over and digging to get those bulbs in the ground.

Now, I enjoy the garden and love being outdoors, but I wanted to come up with a quick and easy method to plant a mass of bulbs in a bitty amount of time. 

how to plant spring bulbs quickly

Here's what I came up with. You all know the design adage that odd numbered groupings are more visually appealing than evenly grouped.

Well, I think it's a law because it's true. I wanted to abide by this law and stopped at my garden center to pick up supplies.

I started with buying 3 types of bulbs and dividing them into my odd-number clusters: 3, 5 and 7, then worked from there as I'll lay out for you below.

I'm happy to say I planted 75 bulbs in 40 minutes with my new system.

Granted, I didn't have the 'help' of my kiddos, so that made quick work of this operation.

I was a little sore that afternoon, but skipped my walk that day because of all the fresh air and circulation I got from my bulb planting regimen.

Here's what you'll need to plant spring blooming bulbs quickly

  • Assorted bulbs in a trio of your favorite colors
  • Garden gloves
  • Bulb planter tool
  • Basket or recycled box to transport bulb groupings

Here's how to plant spring blooming bulbs quickly

  • Assemble bulbs and tools - Open bulb bags and separate bulbs into groups of odd number bulbs using a combination of your three (or more) bulb varieties. I'll use 2 daffodils, 2 orange tulips and 3 irises, for example.
  • Place first bulb grouping in your handy carrier and transport bulbs to their new home in the ground.
  • Take your bulb tool and give it a spin in the ground with your wrist. Place the unearthed dirt nearby to cover bulb later.
  • Plop bulb, pointy side UP, in the hole. Continue until all bulbs are in the ground.
  • Top with soil
  • Continue with next bulb grouping.
  • When finished, take the 1 minute required to rinse off your tools and let air dry in sun, if you're lucky, or garage/shed.

Now, sit back and relax until spring! how to plant spring blooming bulbs quickly from natural maker mom at satsuma designs Bulb Planting Tips

  • Pull any weeds around your bulb plantings to get a jump on maintenance
  • Scan your bed and garden before starting to get an idea of where you'd like your bulbs planted for optimal growing and visual effect.
  • Plant bulbs away from other large flowering plants for space and so they don't compete with color or style.
  • Consider lining any garden bed exterior with bulbs to create a bulb 'hedge'.

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