When to Plant Bulbs

Spring flowering bulbs are planted in the fall. This gives them a chance to dig in and develop some roots before it gets too cold to do any more growing.

O.K., so when, exactly in the fall do you plant? Here are four different ways to figure out when the bulbs should go into the ground; use any one that makes sense to you:

By the way, some gardeners swear by the following tip: plant your bulbs during a waxing moon, not a waning moon. Waxing: becoming fuller; waning: becoming less and less full. (You obviously have to have one of those calendars that shows the phases of the moon, or else you have to start noticing what the moon is doing yourself.)

The Phases of the Moon:


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