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Bulbs

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Question: 841-4312
My soil is very hard. What can I use to plant bulbs? Gabriela, Cumberland, RI

Mort's Answer:
You can put the hose under pressure into the hole to soften your task. Allow the holes to dry out after the soil has been extricated. Your holes should be two and a half times the size of the bulbs. Fill the holes with a blend of 50% old soil and 50% coarse sand. If you plant in your old soil, there is a strong possibility that the bulbs will not do well.

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Question: 1392-4516
When is a good time to plant spring flowering bulbs? Donna, East Greenwich, RI

Mort's Answer:
Any day from now on is a good day. The critical factor is the colder weather. If you do have a frost, you can dig through the frozen part and go down as far as necessary. You need to be as deep as two and a half times the length of the bulb. For instance, you need six to seven inches for tulips and eight for King Alfred daffodils. Put some sand at the bottom of the hole unless you have sandy soil. You need not put fertilizer in the hole, a handful of 5-10-10 for each bulb on the surface will suffice.

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Question: 201-5201
My soil is very hard . What can I use to plant bulbs? Gabriela, Cumberland, RI

Mort's Answer:
You can put the hose under pressure into the hole to soften your task. Allow the holes to dry out after the soil has been extricated. Your holes should be two and a half times the size of the bulbs. Fill the holes with a blend of 50% old soil and 50% coarse sand.

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