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Plant 51 Flower Bulbs at the Speed of Light


Yesterday it was again unseasonably warm here in Pittsburgh and I decided to plant tulip & allium bulbs.
The problem was that Saturdays are always super busy for us. So I decided to use my brain for once and get this done quickly. I used my impact drill/driver and a tri-fluted speedbor bit to literally drill holes in the ground.
You could use a spade bit, too. I was able to get all 51 bulbs in the ground in less than 30 minutes. Which helped me save time and do more laundry, LOL.
I put together a few extra tips in the blog post which you can find here http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to-quickly-plant-flower-bulbs/
Let me know if you have any other fall gardening or landscaping tips. I'm always on the lookout for great ideas.
Use your drill or impact driver to  quickly plant flower bulbs.
Use your drill or impact driver to quickly plant flower bulbs.
Tulips and Allium bulbs that hopefully come up in the spring.
Tulips and Allium bulbs that hopefully come up in the spring.
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  • Lynn C
    on Jan 28, 2013

    it happens in years like this,I've seen snowstorms ontop of full grown tulips in April in Iowa LOL

  • Dcz665
    on Jan 28, 2013

    did you plant the bulbs in the ground or a container? We have heavy clay soil in NW Illinois ( think concrete) which makes digging a chore. Also, on your website you mentioned squirrels. They will dig up container bulbs but you could put a circle of chicken wire over and around the top. Some put the wire in the dirt just above the bulbs but if you want to add bedding plants later the wire gets in the way. A cover protects the bulbs but you can remove it, plant the annuals. I've also sprayed the container dirt with red pepper steeped water.

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