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How to Plant a Bulb in Earth
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Bulbs really do add to the year round appeal of your garden. They have long dormant periods when they make few demands on your time. Buying good quality bulbs and planting them in the right conditions is important and helps you get the most from your bulbs. You can get bulbs that flower at different times of the year. Most bulbs are sold in a dry state in their dormant period. You can also find them in pots sold in garden centres, in bud or about to flower. Dry bulbs should be planted as soon as possible after you've bought them. Bulbs in flower can be planted straight from the pot, or left to flower inside and then planted as dry bulbs when they have died down.
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Bulbs; a spade or fork; space in your borders to plant them; a rake; labels to mark what's planted where. Optional: gardening gloves, hand trowel.
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Dig out a hole in well prepared earth large enough to take a group of your bulbs. Usually, you should plant bulbs at least twice their own depth and width apart. Place the bulbs with their growing tips pointing upwards.
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When you've got a group of bulbs in position, use your hand or a trowel to draw the soil across them. Take care to keep the bulbs in place and avoid damaging them.
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Use the back of your rake to firm the soil down over the space where you bulbs are planted. Avoid treading on this area as you may disturb or damage the bulbs.
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Label your bulbs with their type and variety, so you can avoid disturbing them when they've died down.
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Plant bulbs at the right depth - usually three times their height
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Cover the bulbs with soil mixed with compost
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Identify bulbs with labels

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