Sometimes people overlook that garlic is just as easy to plant as flowering bulbs. It is also planted at the same time. This morning, I got busy planting bulbs. I planted Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths and garlic all with a new handy tool that made bulb planting more enjoyable. It took me about half of the time using the dibble verses a small garden trowel. The old saying is true-Having the right tools for the job, make for smoother sailing.
This is my latest tool called a garden dibble. Okay, I am in love here folks with this simple, elegant sleek bulb planting tool. This is a large. They come in small and medium too and are handcrafted by Bepa’s Garden in Connecticut.
Be sure to place your bulbs in the hole with the flatter roots side down and pointy side up pointing up to the sky. If they are placed in upside down, they will not grow. Cover with soil and continue on with the next bulb. I like to plant a bunch of bulbs very close to each other. This puts on a better show in the spring as clusters of bulbs make more of a visual impact. Next it was time to plant garlic.
Using the dibble I made holes and popped a garlic clove into each hole and then covered each one with soil. Garlic is harvested in the spring, after their blooms die off. I hope you will try to plant some bulbs this year. They are such a welcome sight in the spring.