Special Instructions for

Outside Rooting Beds


  • Plant bulbs between the end of October and end of November.
  • Use a good well balanced growing mix. (see other sheets)
  • Place rooting bed in a well drained area.
  • Place rooting bed in an open area or field.  Not in between greenhouses due to the fact that the sun reflects heat onto the rooting bed.
  • Water all pots before placing winter cover over top.
  • Cover pots with 2-3 inches of sand.
  • Cover sand layer with 3-4 inches of straw salt hay immediately after planting.  This is the winter cover.
  • Remove winter cover (weather permitting) in February.  Call for details before removing.