I need your help with how to plant bulbs in window boxes
You guys are so knowledgeable about this stuff, this was the first place I thought to ask how to do this.
I went crazy at the bulb sales and bought a gazillion Narcissus, Tulip, and Crocus bulbs.
I have tried planting bulbs in my window boxes in October, and they don't ever come up in the spring. It's too cold here.
I was so excited that my geraniums overwintered beautifully in my garage last year! So this year I will be brave enough to try planting my bulbs in window boxes and pots and keeping them in the garage until spring.
Can you help me figure out how to do this please? How deep in the containers should I plant? I was thinking to put an inch of soil in, then the big bulbs, then fill with soil to within two inches of the top and press the little bulbs in?
Should I use that potting soil stuff that is basically peat moss and perlite? Or should I use what I call "the good stuff"? It's topsoil, manure and leaf compost all bagged up together.
I live in Chicago.
The window boxes are plastic, 8 inches deep, 30 and 36 inches long.
I also have some 16 inch pots and some bulb pans I would like to pot up.
The garage is attached to the building.
The window boxes get hung on my balcony railings.
The balcony faces south.
I re-plant my window boxes three times a year so I don't need to save the bulbs
Thanks so much for the help!