Flower bulbs in planters

Flower bulbs will grow very well in pots and planters. You can make them out of wood or just buy or borrow a few.

Be sure that the planters have holes in the bottom. If they don’t, the soil can become too wet. When that happens, the flower bulbs will start to rot. You will also need some pot shards (or gravel) and some soil. Start by making a layer of pot shards or gravel at the bottom of the planter. Then add a layer of potting compost or soil.

Now arrange the first layer of flower bulbs on top. These will be the ones that bloom latest in the spring – like tulips. Cover these tulip bulbs with another layer of potting compost. Then arrange another layer of flower bulbs. These will be ones that flower a little earlier than the tulips. Good examples would be daffodils or hyacinths. Cover these flower bulbs, too, with a layer of potting compost.

Finally, arrange the flower bulbs that will bloom the earliest such as grape hyacinths or crocuses. By planting various layers of flower bulbs, they will bloom one layer after another. Have you ever heard of this method? It’s called ‘lasagne planting’. This way, you will be enjoying your flower bulb planter for a long, long time.

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