So, he's here to tell you his tricks of the trade. He really is an exceptional gardener. Growing up on a farm and all, it's in his blood. He says if you want to plant just a few bulbs, this drill with a bulb planting attachment works well for drilling holes.
But if you're planting 90 like we (or he) did, ...
you dig a large hole the length and width you desire about seven inches deep. I researched how big the hole should be and found out that one hundred tulips will fill a 20-square-foot bed perfectly. If you're a little rusty on your math skills like me, that might be a four feet by five feet or two feet by ten feet bed. (I'll bet you could not have lived one more second without that tidbit of information.)
It's also best to plant bulbs in a spot that gets at least six hours of sunshine a day.
After digging the hole, Cigar Man worked the ground up, mixing in 2 - 25 lb bags of potting soil and a handful of general purpose fertilizer.
He placed the bulbs evenly with the point of the bulbs up and then gently watered.
And that's about it except for covering those babies up and waiting till next spring when...
I'm sharing with others at Outdoor Wednesday.