How to Plant a Lasagna Bulb Pot

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1 Hour

Lasagna bulb pots are fantastically easy to do and provide weeks and weeks of fabulous spring flowers.

Start with a deep pot and make sure that it will withstand the winter weather. A terracotta pot should be raised up on feet to protect it.

Ensure your pot has drainage holes and that they are not blocked. I suggest placing broken plant pot or polystyrene over the hole.

Add a thick layer of compost (approximately 4 inches). Then lay out your tulips, making sure they are the correct way up (pointy end up).

Add another layer of compost (approximately 3 inches) and then lay out your daffodils how you would like them. Again, make sure they are the correct way up.

Add another layer of compost and then lay out your crocus bulbs.

Add another layer of compost to complete the pot. You can cover the top of the pot with a thin layer of grit and/or plant it up with some fall/winter plants for immediate interest.

Well done, you have finished your pot. Keep it outside but not in too exposed a location and in spring you should be rewarded with a fabulous long lasting display of spring flowers.

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  • Barbara Morgan
    Barbara Morgan
    on Sep 29, 2019

    I wanted to print this. For one thing I wanted to show it to my sister in law at lunch tomorrow. Also, I thought it would be good to put away and try it when I have time.... lol. But I tried and it would not print anything but the first page! What happened? Is that some crazy thing?

    • Kathy A
      Kathy A
      on Oct 15, 2019

      I will copy, then paste it to a Word pad document, add pix if necessary, then print it. I can tailor it to my needs, cut out extraneous stuff and pix as needed.

  • I live in Saskatchewan where temperatures can drop to -40. You didn't mention any temperature restrictions. My pots will survive, but exposed or not, would the bulbs survive a winter that cold?

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