Bulbs in Garden Containers
is a popular container gardening use, especially since planting
bulbs in the fall allows you to not only do some gardening
in the fall season, but prepare your plants for the spring!
You will need to
select appropriate sized containers. A 10-12" pot will
safely grow 8 to 14 bulbs, depending on their size. For tulips
and daffodils, two of the most popular bulbs for container
gardening, planting about 10 bulbs per 10-12" pot is
a good number.
With a good quality
soil mix, begin to fill the pot with soil, planting the bulbs
so that the tops of the bulbs will be about one inch below
the top of the soil. Don't forget that you shouldn't fill
the soil right to the brim of the pot, leave about one inch
space. This will help avoid soil overflow when watering and
help keep your deck, patio or balcony free of soil. Also,
be sure to plant the bulbs with the roots facing down - this
usually means the pointy end of the bulb will be facing up.
and water on a regular basis if they are placed in a spot
where they will not receive natural rainfall during the fall
and winter months. Place your pots in a cool spot, moving
them to a warmer spot at the first signs of growing.
You can also mix
and match a variety of bulbs in the same pot, with some that
will bloom early in the season, some mid-season and some in
the late season. This way, you will always have flowers blooming.