Bulbs in clay and flooded soil


Bulbs need to be planted in light soil in order to grow properly.

However, some gardens have clay soil and are often flooded during the winter months.

Follow our advice to make your bulbs bloom in wet and often flooded soil :

The risk for bulbs in this type of soil is to bathe permanently in water.
They eventually rot and therefore do not allow the plant to develop and then flower.

Planting bulbs in clay soil

By improving soil drainage, you should be able to grow any bulbous plant.

First you have to dig a deeper hole than for light soil.
A hole at least 20 cm deep is considered necessary.

At the bottom of the hole, spread a layer of gravel or clay balls about 5 cm thick.
This will allow the water to circulate to the bottom and not stagnate.

Then fill in 5 cm of soil or soil mixed with sand on the same area.

Arrange your bulbs

Complete with the same mixture as before.

Lightly press and refill if necessary.

By following this technique, you are prepared for possible bad weather that could flood your floor.
You will then have the great pleasure of seeing your flowers bloom in your garden.

Also to be read

Lightening a clay soil

Planting bulbs