As the days get longer, little sprigs of green shooting up this time of year are making way for beautiful bulbs that “turn on” as natural bulbs tend to do: with blooms of beauty.
White, purple, yellow, red: the earliest bulbs to bloom – snowdrops and crocuses, and then daffodils and tulips – signal a turn of the season and gently usher us into longer days of sunshine.
Like the “pop” of a meat thermometer signaling the readiness of a cooked bird, the “pop” of bulbs signal warmer soil temperatures. When cooking meat, you open the oven and get greeted with a blast of warm air. When admiring bulbs, one nods at the splash of color, turns towards the sky and says, “Welcome, spring. Warmer temperatures, here we come.” And if you want to give your springtime bulbs some love, consider adding a topdressing of Harvest Organics Garden Soil.
In case you want to "dig in" more:
- Here's our favorite chart of seasons and bulb blooms.
- Here's lots of great advice on bulbs, especially around planting depth (3x as deep as the bulbs’ greatest diameter) and establishment (apply phosphorous).
- Here's the ideal soil temperatures for germination and growth.
When do you notice that springtime has arrived?