Planting daffodils - what can go wrong?

Planting daffodils - what can go wrong?

When is the best time?

If you plant daffodils at the wrong time, you run the risk that the bulb will dry out, fail to flower, etc. But when is the best time to plant daffodils? Early autumn turned out to be ideal. In September the onions are put in the ground.

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If the bulbs are only planted in spring, no more flowering can be expected in the same year. The onion needs a period of at least 3 weeks to get used to it. Therefore, planting in autumn is recommended ...

Which location is suitable?

Whether in the pot or in the garden - daffodils need a bright place to grow. It shouldn't necessarily be warm. They feel most comfortable at temperatures between 10 and 15 ° C. The location should be sunny to partially shaded. Daffodils like to stand under or in front of groups of trees.

The soil should have good permeability. This prevents waterlogging from building up. This would cause the onions to rot. The following soil characteristics are also important:

  • loamy
  • medium to high nutritional content
  • humus
  • wet
  • low in lime
  • pH value of around 7

Let's go for the onions: put the onions correctly in the soil

The greatest danger is that the onion will dry out. It must be set to a depth that is three times its diameter. The planting hole is well loosened. Some compost can be added. The onion is placed in the ground with the tip up and the roots down.

After planting, doing nothing is not an option

After planting the daffodils, keep the following in mind:

  • Pour when dry and hot
  • fertilize only in the growing season
  • share every four years
  • A layer of mulch helps over the summer
  • Wintering is unnecessary
  • Propagation on bulbs takes place after flowering

Tips & Tricks

When planting, the daffodils can be placed next to daylilies, blue stars and hyacinths. They understand each other extremely well and complement each other optically.