When do I plant my bulbs?
There are no exact dates to plant bulbs, but there are 2 seasons of several months each year that are great for planting. The spring blooming bulbs like crocus, daffodils, tulips etc. are the first flowers to appear in the very early spring. Further information about planting bulbs...
Dahlias flower prolifically late summer and autumn when many other annuals and perennials have finished blooming.
To pre-start dahlia tubers yourself, put them into pots with a growing mix indoors six weeks before planting in the garden, and you will get a jump on the season and earlier flowering. Plant them into the garden only after you’re sure that frosty nights are over for the season. More about planting dahlia...
The right conditions
Bulbs can grow in any type of soil, though it should always be well draining soil. It´s also essential to place some compost on the soil every year where the bulbs are planted to stimulate the life of the soil. A healthy soil is airy, which makes it easier for the roots to find water and nutrition. Read more...
Bulbs after flowering
After the spring flowering bulbs have bloomed, the flowers make seed boxes, the plants get weak, and their leaves and start to droop. The flowers are no longer blossoming and the seed boxes are best cut away, but the leaves should be left alone. Read more...
Planting and cultivating garlic
When to plant
Garlic can be planted in spring and autumn. For autumn planting, the best method is to plant the cloves in ridges to prevent them from getting too wet in winter. In spring, February / March are the ideal planting months,as the bulbs like to develop at temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees.
Handy tips from our grower.
If you sow the plants timeously (early March) in the greenhouse, you will have plant material in May of the same year that can be planted in a temporary waiting bed. After the winter, these plants can immediately be replanted in their final spot, where they will remain for about 15 years.