Planting daffodils is as easy as growing this
Rule of Thumb - How Deep?
The rule of thumb is to put the top of the bulb between 3-4 inches
below the surface.
In small bulbs, this can be reduced to 2-inches.
In very large bulbs, it can be increased to 5-6 inches.
As long as you're
close (don't bother using a ruler) the bulb will be fine. Believe it or
not, bulbs develop special kinds of roots that reach out to the soil -
grab onto the soil and pull the bulb downwards (you didn't think bulb
seed got planted 6 inches deep did you?) :-)
And yeah, I held my iphone the wrong way to shoot this. :-(
Where to Plant?
Daffodils are planted in the full sunshine if possible but if not, then
give them as much sun as you can.
They also do well if planted under
deciduous trees (the ones that drop their leaves) as they get a fair
bit of sunshine in early spring before the leaves come out. With this
sunshine, they will grow and thrive under a tree.
This is not
particularly true for maples or other trees with dense shade. Under
ash, birch or other “looser” trees, they do fine if kept damp in the
They will not grow well under the dry shade of evergreens.
Planting daffodils is the hard part, enjoying their spring color
explosion is the fun part.