How to Plant Daffodils

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When planting daffodils, mix a nice organic compost in with the soil and make sure to get a good, firm bulb. Plant daffodil bulbs in the fall for blooming in the spring with tips from an experienced gardener in this free video on flower bulb gardening. View Video Transcript

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Jessica Smith

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Hi, I'm Jessica Smith with Blands Nursery in West Jordan, Utah, and today we're talking about planting bulbs. Right now we're going to discuss how you plant daffodil bulbs. Daffodil bulbs are bought in the fall and planted in the fall but don't bloom until spring outdoors. They need to go through a cold dormant time, basically the winter months are your cold dormant time. Your preparation is basically just like it is for anything else. Nice organic compost mixed down with your soil a few weeks before you're going to plant. Bone meal down in the base is just going to help give it a slow release phosphate. Now with the daffodil bulb, this is a large cup variety of a daffodil bulb. Some of them are small for your little dwarf varieties, so your bulbs not all going to be the same, but look for a good firm bulb. You don't want to be able to push in and feel that it's soft, that's not a good bulb. Ok, now when planting a daffodil bulb, pointed end goes up, and you can see that your roots are down here at the base. You're going to go just like you would any other type of a bulb, the width of the bulb, two times down. That's how you plant. Soil levels up here. Nice backfill over the top, and then just water in the soil cause you want that soil to settle, and then a mulch over the top about two to three inches in depth. Next spring you'll notice the daffodils coming up and blooming anywhere from early to late blooming. They don't all bloom at the same time, so get you a nice mixture of different types. Just look on the package is going to tell you when it blooms, so that way you've always got daffodils blooming and that you can cut some and bring them indoors.