How to Plant Bulbs
Tools and tips for planting bulbs in the garden
$15 - Gardener's Dibble - A dibble, also called a dibber or a dibbler, is a garden tool that makes planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs a joy. It makes holes in the soil to a consistent depth. I make these dibbles from any of several hardwoods. The material is always salvaged from items others have thrown away: baseball bats, table legs, tool handles, etc. They may be hickory, ash, teak, oak or maple.
For this project you'll simply plop a few bulbs into a container and add water. Let your kids help choose the perfect colors and decorate the pot to give as a holiday gift to a favorite teacher. They'll love watching the sprouts emerge. You will need : bulbs (used here: amaryllis, Paperwhite, pre-chilled daffodils) containers,…
How to prevent squirrels from eating your flowering bulbs, from TOH fan Bob Savery of Knoxville, TN: Wrap them in ½-inch hardware cloth as you plant them. The bulbs grow through the mesh, but rodents can't get to them! | thisoldhouse.com Photo: Erik Rank | thisoldhouse.com | from 28 Reader Tips That Save Time and Money