Planting Fall Bulbs

Planting Fall Bulbs

Cornell Farm is excited to offer the majority of our fall bulb collection in bulk again this season. We are dedicated to sustainability and love being able to offer our guests a package free option.  Buying in bulk offers more planting options as well! Buy one or buy 100!

Whether you have a small cottage garden, a beautifully landscaped oasis, or a few pots on a balcony, bulbs can make a big statement. Bulbs are always the first sign of spring, especially snowdrops, Hyacinth and Crocus. Blooming as early as February, these little beauties can chase away the winter blues.  These early signs of spring are closely followed by the abundant colors of tulips and daffodils.  There is no need to wait for the Tulip festival each year when you have one in your own backyard!

Planting bulbs is easy which makes them great for any gardening level. It’s as easy as: dig, drop, done. All bulbs should be planted in their own individual hole, at a depth 2-3 times the width of the bulb. Sprinkle a little EB Stone Bulb Food in the bottom, drop the bulb in right side up, and fill with loose soil. Our bulb collection starts arriving in September, but it’s not too late to find a great selection of Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Crocus, Scilla, and Muscari here at Cornell Farm.

Best of all, don’t forget to fill all your winter pots with bulbs! Pots can be layered with all different kinds of bulbs. Plant your largest, latest blooming bulbs on the bottom, alternating with layers of soil and smaller bulbs. For example, start with Alliums, followed by daffodils, tulips, and crocus on the top.  And don’t forget to top the pot with winter pansies or Christmas greens! You will have a beautiful spring bouquet without having to brave the rain in early February.





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