A bright sea of flowers from bulbs!
In the bulb contains everything what the flower needs to develop and produce a flower. It contains the seed and also the required Nähstoffvorrat for its growth. Things to watch out is that except for the right time for planting agree also the location, the soil and the planting depth. And of course, the onion must right side up in the earth.
How do you plant a bulb
In principle, it looks at all bulb plants best if you plant them in groups or even (as in the narcissus) in all "fields". In the spring you have then a full, bright sea of flowers, which - depending on the plant - even self-propagated and "auswildert". The soil should be very loose and mainly free from waterlogging. For permanent wet rot the bulb. Spring flowering bulbs are planted in the fall, so from October until frost. The soil must not be frozen.
- Read on the packaging of onions, which planting depth and how much distance the bulb needs to "neighbor".
- Then use either the planting iron (a kind of conical tube with a handle at the top and a centimeter scale for reading the planting depth), the trowel (a small, slightly rounded blade, also with scale) or the planting timber (a conically shaped wooden peg, more suitable for small onions) to prevail upon digging or "drill" to a suitably deep hole for the bulb.
- Now place the onion with the "round" side on which are the embryonic roots, down in the hole. The tip is directed upward. Sometimes it is a little difficult to see what is below and above. Look closely when you plant them upside the bulb, wait in spring vain!
- Cover the bulb with soil and press it slightly tight.
Not pour! The flower bulb "rest" now in the ground and starts in spring (depending on the soil temperature) with the growth. Even then she initially does not require water. Pour should only when the foliage can be seen and it is very dry. Normally, the usual this time of year rainfall are perfectly adequate.