Psst…Pin it, pin it real good.
- A Pot
- Flower Bulbs or a Full Grown Plant/Flower
- Gardener’s Gloves
- Hand Shovel (optional)
- 20 Empty Water Bottles/Newspaper
Here’s a shot of Buddah with the pot to give you perspective on how big it is. It was about $15 at Home Depot. Last year I got the pot, soil, and fertilizer during their Spring Black Friday Sale, which is also going on right now.
- To make the pot lighter and before you add soil, add about 20 empty water bottles to the bottom or enough to cover the bottom third of the pot. I just got these out of our recycling. If you don’t have bottles, use newspaper.
2. Add soil until you get almost to the top.
3. Plant bulbs. According to the box for gladiolus butterfly plants, I had to make sure I did a few things while planting:
- Need at least 8 inches of soil (for the roots)
- Plant bulbs about a square foot from each other
- Plant an inch under top of soil
- Layer the planting of bulbs every two weeks.
I’m out of room to plant any more bulbs in this pot. My mom in law told me gladiolus really like to be put in the ground. So the layering of bulbs makes more sense when you look at it that way–More space to add more bulbs.
4. Cover bulbs with soil.
5. Add a handful of fertilizer.
6. Have your little one water your newly planted bulbs (little person addition is optional).
Enjoy your fresh plants when they arrive in the summer. I just can’t WAIT until I can cut some for an arrangement for our living room. I’m learning this homemaker game.
Are you interested in doing any planting or buying plants?
PS. Don’t get ferns…well unless you were taught how to care for ferns by a fern sensei. RIP to our glorious fern, we did our best. April 2015-June 2015.