Trench Planting Daffodil Bulbs for Cut Flowers

Now that the year is winding down, so too, is my bulb planting. Since its rare that my soil is frozen at this time, I generally try to complete all of my bulb planting by December. This allows for ample time for the bulbs to receive their chill period required for bloom. In this post, I’ll be trench planting daffodils. 

The process of trench planting daffodils is very simple. First, I dig a trench that is roughly twice the depth as the bulb height. When planting daffodils, I can definitely get away with planting more shallow, but it may require some mulching for the bulbs to do well through the winter. After arranging the bulbs in the trench, I simply cover them with soil.

This year I planted 750 daffodils in the backyard. I’m so incredibly excited to see the plants start to bloom and then donate the cut flowers.

How do you plant daffodil flowers? Do you have any special tips or tricks? I’d love to know all about it in the comments below. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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2 thoughts on “Trench Planting Daffodil Bulbs for Cut Flowers

  1. Last year my son helped me plant hundreds of daffodils and tulips. We trench planted along the front walkway, but then I planted clusters of similar bulb varieties in the bed next to the front door. When they bloomed this spring, I much preferred the clusters — they just looked so full and lush. We moved from that house over the summer, so someone else will be enjoying our hard work next spring!

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