Growing Blue Bonnets – When To Plant Blue Bonnets In The Garden
The best time to plant bluebonnets is from mid-spring until late summer. They will not survive if they are planted too early or too late.
If you plant them too soon, it means that the plants will get cold and die before their first frost date. You may have to wait till next year for your bluebells to bloom again!
If you want to plant them later than this, then you need to make sure that the soil temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 C) during winter months. Otherwise, the seeds will freeze and won’t germinate.
However, it’s better to wait till spring so that the plants don’t suffer any damage during the harsh winters.
When planting bluebonnets, make sure that you dig out the old soil around the roots and bury it deep enough to reach the ground level. Then, fill up with fresh potting mix.
Make sure that there is no water left in the hole. You can also use plastic bags instead of digging holes. These containers keep moisture away from the plants while keeping them dry inside.
It is not advised that you use compost or manure to plant Bluebonnets since it can make them too wet and encourage disease. If you have to use compost or manure, bury it at least 8 inches below the surface to prevent disease.
How To Care For Bluebonnets
Once your bluebonnets are planted, they will begin to spread their roots naturally. Each plant requires about 6 inches of space between the other plants so it can grow freely.
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