Planting Spring Bulbs Planting Spring bulbs is really quite easy. First, pick a location that has relatively good, well drained soil (so the bulbs don't rot). It is best to plant bulbs before mid-November, although you can plant them anytime before the ground is frozen. Once you have chosen your bulbs (daffodils are great if you have lots of critters- they usually leave them alone) there are just a few easy steps you need to follow to get your bulbs planted. 1. Dig a hole 3 times as deep as the diameter of the bulb (for example- if the bulb is two inches around, dig your hole 6 inches deep- and just a little wider than the bulb so that you can easily drop the bulb in). 2. Put a little bone meal or Bulb Tone in the bottom of the hole. 3. Place the bulb in the hole pointed side up. 4. Cover with dirt and water in to get out air pockets.
If you have lots of critters (like squirrels, chipmunks, moles, voles, etc) you may want to dip your bulbs in a liquid animal repellant (I Must Garden Squirrel Repellant is great- we have info sheets on how to do it) or sprinkle a granular repellant in the hole when planting and then over the entire area. Some people also plant their bulbs under chicken wire (now that's determination!!), but this can be tricky if you have other plants (shrubs and perennials mainly) in the area.