How to plant lasagne bulbs


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By layering the way you plant your bulbs (also called lasagne planting) you can enjoy dense and flowery spring pot displays. Planting your largest and latest bulbs at the bottom of the pot won’t stop them from growing, they’ll just push around the bulbs above them. 

Step 1: 

Put some crock in the bottom of your pot

Step 2:

Add a generous layer of potting soil mixed with bulb food

Step 3:

Place the first layer of bulbs in the pot and cover with a layer of soil

Step 4:

Plant the bulbs slightly further apart than you would with a single layer, about 2.5 - 4cms is ideal

Step 5:

Cover over with a couple of inches of potting compost before you plant the next layer of bulbs

Step 6:

Plant the remaining layers

Step 7:

Cover the top layer of bulbs with a final layer of soil, as if you were planting outdoors

Step 8:

Water thoroughly and regularly in the first weeks while their roots are forming

Top tips:

  • The largest and latest flowering bulbs go in deepest, moving to the smallest and earliest in the top layer
  • Ensure your bulbs don't touch each other or the sides of the pot
  • Bulbs ideally suited to pot growth include Snowdrops, Crocus, Iris, Hyacinths and Tulips
  • Pots planted with spring-flowering bulbs can tolerate a certain amount of freezing weather, but will need some protection from severe frost

Planting lasagne bulbs

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