How to Plant Flower Bulbs
UT Extension Agent Lee Sammons, III shows how to use various tools to plant tulip and daffodil bulbs. For most tools loosening the soil before planting is essential. Bulbs are planted right side up about five inches below ground. Lee starts by planting a group of tulip bulbs in a hole he previously dug. He also shows how to use an auger on an electric drill. This method allows a hole to be dug without pre-loosening the soil. This may be useful for a no till area or around existing plants. Finally, Lee shows how to use a traditional bulb planter.