Planting Hyacinth Bulbs in Raised Beds

I have raised planter boxes. In the past I have planted bulbs in these containers without success, the bulbs never come up. I'm assuming they are freezing over our harsh New England winters. I'm wondering if I plant the bulbs in pots first, then put them into the raised planter if that it might give them a better chance of not freezing. Any help or different solution would be greatly appreciated.

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November 19, 20170 found this helpful
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They need to be planted in the fall, 8 inches below the ground level. Raised beds and containers are above ground, so they are most likely freezing.

If you want them in the raised beds, plant the pots in the ground, then when they come up move the pots at that time to the raised beds.

You would have to move them back again in the fall.

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November 20, 20170 found this helpful

The bulbs need to be planted in deep pots in order to work correctly. You need a pot that is around 10 to 12 inches deep. Bulbs should be planted with at least 8 inches of dirt on top of them. To help them grow in winter you can try using some peat moss in the pots to keep them from freezing.

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November 20, 20170 found this helpful

You may not be planting the bulbs deeply enough. If they are planted the right depth, they are insulated from the cold

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November 21, 20170 found this helpful

Hyacinth Bulbs can be started in the house. Take a small neck jam jar and fill it almost to the top with water, then place the bulb so that the bottom half of the bulb touches the water, make sure it does not fall in. After several weeks you will find thin white roots growing in the jar.

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A good time to do this is during winter months .

You can leave it in the jar and add water now and again, and it will bloom.

If you want it in the garden then take it out of the water when the weather gets warmer, and dig a hole 8 inches deep and plant it roots down.

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November 22, 20170 found this helpful

They should be planted with the pointed side up 6 deep. Saturate with water after you plant them. Roots will form in fall. They should come up for spring. Plant before the first frost in autumn.

You can also start them indoors that would keep them from freezing.

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