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Gardening Plants

How To: Plant Bulbs and Garlic

In the late fall as soon as the weather chills and temperatures drop but just before the ground freezes it is time to plant bulbs that will grow in the spring.  Planting garlic and flowering bulbs is a fantastic way to see early blooms in your garden. They also provide pollen and nectar sources for honeybees that are beginning to emerge from their hives. Sometimes people overlook garlic, but truthfully, garlic is just as easy to plant as flowering bulbs.  It is also planted at the same time.  This morning, 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.