“When should I plant bulbs for spring blooms here in Kentucky?” Question from Karen of Cannon, Kentucky
Answer: Late September to early November is the best time to plant fall bulbs for spring in Kentucky. Just don’t wait until the soil surface freezes over. It always helps to amend beds before planting bulbs. It makes the soils easier to work. Also, be sure to have a planting knife or bulb planter on hand for fast planting.
Amending and Feeding Soil for Bulbs
For best bulb performance, amend your planting soil with Black Gold Garden Compost Blend and bonemeal. Both products will ensure that your bulbs will bloom and grow well. It is also essential to plant different bulbs at the correct recommended depths. If you plant bulbs too deeply or shallowly, they will not perform as well and may not even emerge, especially small bulbs. Just follow the package instructions.
I hope that this information helps!
Happy bulb planting!
Black Gold Horticulturist
About Jessie Keith
Plants are the lens Jessie views the world through because they’re all-sustaining. (“They feed, clothe, house and heal us. They produce the air we breathe and even make us smell pretty.”) She’s a garden writer and photographer with degrees in both horticulture and plant biology from Purdue and Michigan State Universities. Her degrees were bolstered by internships at Longwood Gardens and the American Horticultural Society. She has since worked for many horticultural institutions and companies and now manages communications for Sun Gro Horticulture, the parent company of Black Gold. Her joy is sharing all things green and lovely with her two daughters.
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