Can I plant the bulbs now? | The EPA Blog

By Lina Younes

In the Washington metropolitan area we had a very enjoyable fall this year. In fact, during the last two weekends, temperatures have been warmer than usual. The reason I mentioned the temperature is because I wanted to start planting bulbs this past weekend. He was looking at the bulbs that bloom in the spring like daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips. Traditionally, gardening experts recommend that the best time to plant bulbs blooming in the spring in our area is by the end of November, a date that normally coincides with Thanksgiving Day. However, this year I will have to wait until later in December to plant them. Why? Because nighttime temperatures should remain at levels of 50 degrees Fahrenheit or less for at least two weeks before you can plant the bulbs. From planting the bulbs too early in the season, there is a possibility that the bulbs will rot or bloom prematurely from too hot temperatures during the winter.

So what should people doing gardening meanwhile? Well, for starters, check with the agricultural extension offices in your community. There you will find experts who will be able to answer your questions and give you excellent information about what are the best plants for your area and other useful tips.

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Therefore, in most climates, the best time to plant seeds of thoughts is during the fall or after the frost of late winter. Thoughts can flourish all year round, depending on the climate of the place where you live or the area of ​​rusticity.

Have you ever been able to plant bulbs in your garden? Do you have gardening plans for next year? We would love to hear from you.

About the author: Lina M. Younes has worked at the EPA since 2002 and currently serves as interim associate director for environmental education. As a journalist, he ran the Washington office of two Puerto Rican newspapers and has worked in several government agencies.

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