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Planting bulbs quickly and often

publication date: Apr 1, 2015
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sunny meadowsWe plant our bulbs in one of two ways: in the ground or in bulb crates. Sounds simple, but figuring out the right equipment to use and density to plant took some trial and error.  Planting bulbs in crates in a covered structure, whether heated or not, allows for season extension without taking up valuable bed space in the greenhouse. Also, throughout the season it allows for more closely monitored growing conditions than planting them outdoors, producing higher-quality blooms. However, planting bulbs in the ground is a lot cheaper than planting them in crates when you consider the cost of soil, the extra labor, and the overhead costs associated with using covered space.

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