4. Dig a hole.
This is both the simplest and most time-consuming part of the process. You can plant a small number of bulbs with a trowel
. A bulb planter can make quicker work of digging the actual holes, although you might need to dig even deeper than the bulb planter reaches for bulbs like daffodils and tulips.
If you’re growing a large number of bulbs, you may want to dig out the entire planting area, set the bulbs in place and then cover them with soil, rather than digging individual holes.
Gophers, squirrels, moles and many other animals, including dogs, find bulbs delicious. Depending on how ravenous the creatures who live in your area are, you may want to add some protection inside the hole in the form of a cage made of chicken wire. This will keep underground scavengers from eating the bulbs. You can also stake down chicken wire over the entire planting area to keep bulbs from being dug up.
Daffodils are toxic, and most animals stay away from them. The exception is dogs, which have been known to eat them, so be sure the family pets can’t get at the bulbs.Shop for more gardening tools on Houzz