This season, I’m growing crocus for the first time. Admittedly, I’ve always wanted to plant these bulbs, but I’ve just never had any extra money laying around when the time to buy bulbs came. However, I was able to get some – thanks to the wonderful people who watch my videos over on YouTube! It is not often that I get an AdSense check on YouTube, but when I do – the money gets immediately put back into the channel. I’m really hoping to keep it that way, too.
Enough rambling, the crocus variety that I’m growing is called ‘King of the Striped’. It’s a lovely white flower with purple vertical stripes (if I’m remembering correctly). I ordered the bulbs from the “Easy to Grow” website, due simply to the fact that they had a couple varieties of tulips that I really wanted to try. After my experience, I personally would not order from this website again. It wasn’t a terrible experience. I received the bulbs that I ordered. I just wouldn’t want to deal with the wait time again (and they didn’t bother to include my “free gift” with my shipment).
There’s nothing really notable about the appearance of crocus bulbs. One end is obviously “up” and the bottom end has a ring that shows where the roots will come out – pretty simple stuff. To plant these, I simply worked up a garden bed to a depth of about 3 inches. Since these will bloom in the spring, I’m planting in the fall (of course). After I arranged the bulbs at the spacing according to the package, I gently covered them with soil.
That’s it! It’s really that simple. I planted the bulbs in a bed with some other flowering bulbs, including snowdrops and tulips. Have you grown crocus before? I would love to hear all about your experiences down in the comments below! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!