How to Grow Bulbs

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Growing bulbs can be done by planting them with the pointed tip up or sideways and planted in groups of three. Make bulbs bloom in the spring with planting tips from a gardening specialist in this free video on plant and flower care. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi. This is Yolando Vanveen from In this segment we're going to talk all about how to grow bulbs. My favorite plants in the world. Now, bulbs are pretty much any plant that goes dormant any time of the year. These are daffodil bulbs. They bloom in the spring. You generally plant them in the fall, but you can pretty much plant them any time of the year if you can find them. You don't need a lot of care. They grow in the spring and then they die back and they come back every year. They look like a Hershey's Kiss candy, so they are very easy to tell which way is up. That's my rule. Hershey's kiss candy; the tip goes up. When in doubt go sideways, because bulbs can work their way up from sideways better then upside down, so it's better to guess then; sideways than to plant them upside down. They also like to be in groups of three or more, so I like to plant my bulbs in triangles; at least three in a triangle. So, in this particular grouping I'm just going to make it; put them so that their next to each other about six inches apart or so. They will come up and bloom in the spring. I try to plant them about three inches deep and that's enough. Now, bulbs can also be a root. So, this is a bleeding heart root and it's considered a bulb because it goes dormant in the winter time. It likes shade or part sun and can do better and does well in either condition. So, the same thing; when I plant it I want to make sure it's at least three inches deep. Just like a tuber you just put it sideways and you just cover it up. That's in part shade, part sun and it seems to really like it. So, bulbs can be roots too, like Irises are just a long tuberous root. So, my theory is any bulb that can survive the winter can be planted year around. Any bulb that can't handle the cold winters you bring inside or in the greenhouse for the winter and you put it outside as soon as the freezes break in April or May. So, bulbs are easy to grow. They're better in the ground than out of the ground. So, even if you find your Tulips and Daffodils in March and realize you haven't grown them or planted them yet always put them in the ground. They might not do well the first year, but they will in years to come.