How to make a bulb lasagne
What is a bulb lasagne? Genius, that’s what. Layers of carefully planted bulbs in a pot that will magically result in flower after flower next spring - with no gaps in between. The best time to plant bulbs is September and October.
Gather your materials
1. 8-10 of each type of bulb. We’re using crocus, hyacinths, daffodils and tulips.
2. A big-ish pot. You want one that’s at least 30cm tall to get the best results. Make sure it’s got drainage holes in the bottom too.
3. Peat-free compost.
4. Something to add as drainage in the bottom, like broken pot shards.
Fill the bottom of the pot with broken pot shards or stones (helps with drainage)
Add 10cm of compost to the pot.
Layer the tulip bulbs on top of the compost - pointy ends upwards - starting with a ring of bulbs around the edge of the pot, then popping a few in the middle. Leave a bulb’s width between each.
Cover the bulbs with 5cm of compost and…
Layer the daffodils in a similar way - pointy ends up - cover with 5cm of compost.
Then the hyacinths, more compost…
Then the crocus, and top these with a layer of compost to reach the top of the pot
Give them a good drink of water and then wait for spring…
Bulb LasagneCustomise your kit
Layers of carefully planted bulbs in a pot that will magically result in flower after flower in Spring - with no gaps in between. Genius.