Planting Tulips

I have been inspired by my recent reading to get out and attempt some gardening, but I also find it’s important to know my own limits. I am currently studying to figure out what vegetables we can try next spring that we could be successful at planting without an extreme amount of effort. Another gardening adventure I have wanted to do since we moved in was planting a row of tulips in our front garden bed. I finally made the trip to Lowe’s this week and purchased the necessary items of:

tulip bulbs and…

bulb trowel? bulb planter?

I also attempted to look up the instructions for planting tulips and had to go to about three different sites to get what I am hoping is the correct information. I’m laughing as I post this because I always tell my students to not check the first three sites they google and then use only those sites, and I did just that!

Planting when the ground starts to harden, space a plant width apart, about five inches deep (for smaller bulbs), and with the tip of the bulb facing up seemed to be the main ideas (you can find the sites I checked here, here, and here). Hopefully, it will work out. We started planting, but it started raining, of course, so A and I are planning to finish this week. I’m worried because our front beds do not have the best soil, and A is very hopeful about the results. I’m excited to see it myself in the Spring!

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