Growing snowdrops and dafodils

Dear Kitty,

I want to grow snowdrops and daffodils in my garden near my house. When I mentioned this to a friend she thought I might be too late to plant them this year. Are there any bulbs I can plant for spring or is it too late for all bulbs?

Thank you,

Late but Hopeful

Dear Hopeful,

I am happy to let you know that you are going to be able to enjoy snowdrops and daffodils in the spring.

Fall bulbs, daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, crocus and snow drops bloom in the spring but must be planted in the fall. They need the rest in the long cold winter. The melting snow in the spring gives them a big drink of water and they start to grow. Bulbs can be planted from September through to December as long as the soil is not frozen. I find late October to be best.

Plant your bulbs in holes about 4-6 inches deep. Adding blood meal to the hole will discourage squirrels. Cover them with soil and then add an inch of mulch. Step back, smile and wait for your bulbs to sprout and bloom in the spring!

Happy bulbing,

Kitty.

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