Planting Hyacinth and Crocus Bulbs for Spring Flowers

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Planting Hyacinth and Crocus Bulbs for Spring Flowers. In this video I show how I go about planting Hyacinth and Crocus bulbs. I have cold treated them for about six weeks and waited until it is consistently cold before planting them. Hyacinths and Crocus are easy to grow bulbs that will emerge in the late winter and bloom in the early spring. Next week I will be planting my tulip bulbs.

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10 Comments

  1. Sheri Mignano on August 29, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    finally, a no-nonsense approach. straight-up. everyone else yacks on without showing anything. thank you!

  2. Jeff McLendon on August 29, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    That’s some good looking dirt you’ve got there. Can’t wait to see the bulbs bloom.

  3. Anita Hadley on August 29, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    The squirrels are reeking havoc in my pots of pansies. I planted some pots with bulbs and topped them with pansies too. I hope they leave the bulbs alone. I hate that they chew up the pansies.

  4. Mohammed Sufi on August 29, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Hi Jim i have done the same them and have given my Hyacinth, Daffodil, Dutch Iris, Crocus and chilling treatment in my refrigerator and have now flowered beautiful back here in Kolkata, India. I will be uploading the videos soon during weekend. The smell of Hyacinth is taking me off.

  5. Erick Thomas on August 29, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    +Jim Putnam Thanks for the help with, this is my first year planting spring bulbs in the south didn’t know about needing cold treatment but my tulips have been in the fridge since you first mentioned it and will be planting soon 🙂

  6. Michelle Schultz on August 29, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Do you have any sqirrels or rabbits that might eat your bulbs? I have trouble with that. I’ve read that chicken wire can help but they love to eat my pansies as well as my tulips as they are ready to bloom. I’m not sure what I can do.

  7. Dana Jumper on August 29, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Jim, follow your videos closely, thanks for them. How late in the winter can you plant bulbs and still get spring growth? Could you cold treat them for December and plant in January?

  8. Owen Sands on August 29, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Hey Jim is it too late to do bulbs here in wake forest? Never tried it before…

  9. Anita Hadley on August 29, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Also, we put Tiff Tuff in the front and back yard this summer. Front is fine but the back yard feels spongey. I’ve noticed some very small piles of dirt scattered about. We’ve have chipmunks. Could they be the cause of the spongy turf? I read about possibly earth worms or mole crickets. Not sure how to tell what it is.

  10. Andrew P. on August 29, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Those are going to look great! I didn’t know you could stack bulbs like that. I’m new to bulbs. I planted some last season for the first time and will do so again this year with a better understanding. Thanks, Jim! Is it a good idea to always cold soak bulbs if you live in areas that get warmer quicker? Such as I do in zone 9?

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