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Subject: How deep to plant bulbs?

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DiamondLady wrote:
I have read varing things about how deep to plant bulbs, so can you all help me? I am going to be planting lilies (Oriental, Asiatic, Trumpet, and Tiger), tulips, daffodils, & hyacinths. Is there a general rule of thumb with how deep to plant them? I have read to plant them twice as deep as the bulb is wide. And I have a bulb planter that only digs max. 4" holes, which would lead me to believe the "plant 2 x the width of the bulb" is correct. I have also read to plant them 12-18" deep (which I think is ALOT). Can you all tell me the correct depth to plant these things, please?



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