How to Grow Daffodils in Your Garden.
Daffodils– also known as Narcissus — are woodland plants that make a beautiful addition to anygarden.
You will need Daffodil bulbs Location Trowel Low-nitrogen fertilizer Mulch WaterGarden shears Netting and soil amendments (optional).
Determine which kind ofdaffodils you want to grow.
Daffodils are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, andcolors.
Choose a location that gets full sun or partial shade and has adequatedrainage.
Hillsides and raised beds offer the best drainage.
Amend clay soil with compostor planting mix and amend alkaline soil with soil sulfur.
Dig holes with your trowel,planting the bulbs pointed side up and at least twice as deep as the bulb is long.
Plantin the late fall, at least a month before the ground freezes, in holes a few inchesapart.
Top dress the bulbs with low-nitrogen fertilizer and a light layer of mulch.
Water the bulbs immediately after planting.
Daffodils need lots of water while they aregrowing, so keep the bed moist for three weeks after blooming time, and then stop watering.
Allow your daffodils to grow until they die off.
Then remove the foliage by snippingthem off at the base with garden shears.
Leave the daffodils in the ground for three to fiveyears.
If they don't bloom one season, move them to another location.
Dig up thebulbs in late May or June, thoroughly wash and dry them, and hang them in netting ina cool place until you're ready to plant them again.
Following these steps will ensure abeautiful garden year after year.
Did you know Medieval Arabs used juice from wild daffodilsto cure baldness.