Time to plant bulbs for beautiful spring blooms

By WKTV News

CLINTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - If you want beautiful flowers in spring, now is the time to start planting. Anything in the bulb family, like tulips, irises, and daffodils should be all be put in the ground now.

The reason we plant bulbs in autumn, the plants need a long period of cool temperatures to spark the biochemical process that causes them to flower.

Ferris Betrus, Head of the Clinton Farmer's Market says, " That gives them an early start in the spring. If you notice daffodils will come up just after the snow leaves the ground and the ground is still cold because the bulb is providing the nutrition it needs to get started."

Some tips for fall gardening from Cornell Cooperative Extension in September:
- Apply grub controls now rather than in spring.
- Get your soil tested in order to test deficiencies.
- Plant your bulbs in a wire box because rabbits like to eat bulbs.

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