When is the best time to plant tulips, daffodils and most other bulbs in the fall?
The “window” of time for planting bulbs in fall is fairly wide. Here is a general guide to follow: Start planting bulbs once nighttime temperatures drop into the low 50’s or 40’s for two weeks. Finish planting once hard frosts are coming. Generally bulbs root best in the period six weeks or more prior to the ground freezing. After planting bulbs, water the site well. Typically fall rains will take over this task for the balance of the season. For more information on fall planting, visit www.bulb.com and go to “Bulb Basics” and then “U.S. Planting Regions.”