- Choose a planting area with good drainage so the bulbs won’t rot.
- Plant larger bulbs 20 centimetres (eight inches) deep; smaller bulbs should be planted 13 centimetres (five inches) deep. Whether small or large, plant in drifts rather than in single rows, spacing bulbs according to package directions.
- Cover bulbs with soil, then water to give the roots a kick-start.
- Plant bulbs after the last frost in your area.
- There is no surefire way to protect the bulbs from marauding creatures, but covering bulbs in the hole with chicken wire seems to be one of the more effective solutions. After the bulbs are planted, clean up the area and tamp down the soil so that critters won’t be able to sniff out the bulbs so easily.
- Spring planted bulbs usually flower in the summer between early summer to early fall.