Any time is a great time to learn a new hobby. Especially if it is one of those hobbies that will make you stay longer at home and do it with your family and loved ones. There’s probably no better hobby than one that brings families together and allows people to bond even better and more closely with those who matte to them the most. For what could be more relaxing than that, and all the while you are doing something that’s both productive and enjoyable.
Sure enough, you will find that there are plenty of choices as far as nice little hobbies that could be done at home go. Each one would cater to a different taste, a different preference, which is excellent because there are all kinds of people who are looking for such positive activities. Surely, one of the better choices would be gardening. You could plant flowering plants or maybe some veggies and some fruit bearing plants as well, it is totally up to you.
Personally, if I only had the time that I had now a few years ago, then I would definitely have turned to gardening as early as then. But I didn’t have as much free time them so it is only now that I am able to have time and attention for any kind of hobby at all. And there’s no better choice for me as a hobby, other than gardening. Just as I expected when I chose to grow and take care of plants, the whole family has bought into it and is just as excited as I am about the whole thing.
The obvious choice for us was to plant beautiful flowering plants. Just the thought that our little garden at home would be dotted by beautiful and colorful flowering plants excites us so much. Down the line, I am pretty sure that we are also going to plant some vegetables in our garden, and perhaps some fruit bearing ones, but for now we are focusing on planting the pretty plants that look really great. And we’re starting off by learning how to plant bulbs properly.
A Short Guide to Planting Bulbs
Our desire to have a beautiful and fine looking garden is going to get a really good head start with our planting of bulbs. The great thing about it is that once it is planted, the bulbs require very little maintenance, if at all. One important thing to remember is to plant the bulbs according to the planting time that’s indicated on the package. For example, the snowdrops and daffodils – which are early-spring bulbs, should already be in not later than fall. All throughout November and until the ground freezes is the ideal time for planting late blooming tulips.
For planting the bulbs, dig out the soil to the depth that is recommended and then loosen up the surrounding dirt in order to help improve the drainage and improve the development of the roots. The bulbs should be placed firmly into the ground, with the pointed side facing up and follow the spacing instructions that are given on the package. The bulbs need to be covered with soil and water, while in colder areas it is recommended that mulch should be used to cover the bulbs. Just remember to remove it come early spring.