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Allium planting instructions

šŸ“… When to plant Allium bulbs

Timing is crucial when it comes to planting allium bulbs. For optimal results, it's best to plant them in the fall, around 4 to 6 weeks before the first hard frost is expected in your area. This allows the bulbs to establish strong root systems before winter sets in. It's important to plant Allium bulbs before the ground freezes, as this allows them enough time to settle in and prepare for the upcoming dormant period. Plan your planting schedule accordingly to ensure the best results.

šŸ“¦ Storing your Allium bulbs

If you can't plant your allium bulbs immediately upon receiving them, it's crucial to store them properly. Keep the bulbs in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated place until planting time. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. We recommend placing the bulbs in a breathable bag with some dry peat moss or vermiculite to maintain the right level of moisture without causing rot.

šŸŒæ Preparing your garden for planting Allium bulbs

Before planting, ensure your garden soil is well-draining. Alliums prefer soil that is fertile, loose, and slightly acidic. Work some organic matter, like compost, into the soil to provide essential nutrients for the bulbs. Choose a sunny spot in your garden, as alliums thrive in full sunlight.

šŸŒ± How to plant your Allium bulbs

Planting allium bulbs is relatively easy. Dig a hole about three times the depth of the bulb and place it with the pointed end facing up. Space the bulbs at least 6 to 8 inches apart to allow proper growth and airflow. After placing the bulbs, cover them with soil and pat gently to remove air pockets.Ā 

šŸ’§ Watering & caring tips

Water the newly planted bulbs thoroughly to help them settle into the soil. As they grow, alliums don't require excessive watering. In most cases, natural rainfall should suffice. However, during extended dry periods, provide supplemental watering. Avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to bulb rot.

šŸŒø How to keep your Alliums blooming

Once your alliums start blooming, you'll be amazed by their captivating beauty. To extend the flowering period, remove faded flowers regularly. This process, known as deadheading, redirects the plant's energy into producing more blooms instead of setting seeds. Additionally, ensure the soil is well-drained, as allium bulbs are susceptible to rot in waterlogged conditions.

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