Joe’s Market Basket has the Best Fall Bulbs

Fall Bulbs

Why is it an ideal time to plant fall bulbs? Because planting bulbs 6 weeks before the ground’s first freeze gives additional assurance that your plants will be successful. Generally speaking, bulbs need to be in the ground about 6 weeks prior to the first hard frost. If you use this as a reminder to plant in your particular zone, you won’t want to delay a visit to Joe’s Market Basket for the best selection of bulbs.

Normally, spring blooming bulbs are winter hardy in most areas but the very coldest parts of the country. For best results, always be sure to choose bulbs that are in your appropriate growing zone. Ask one of our garden specialists about the bulbs that work best in your area. Both spring and summer bulbs need phosphorous to encourage their root development. Keep in mind that phosphorous moves very little once applied to the soil and since some bulbs are planted 6 to 8 inches deep, the phosphorus needs to be mixed in the soil below where the bulbs will be located so it can be utilized by the bulb roots.

Not sure when you’ll start to see those blooming bulbs in the spring? Early-bloomers typically begin flowering as soon as the ground thaws. Flowers like crocus and snowdrops kick off the blooming season, with daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and others to follow. When you are thinking about which bulbs to plant, also think about bloom time and their appearance so you can time your planting right, keeping your landscape filled with colorful flowers that span three seasons!

Stop by one of our locations and we’ll help you decide which bulbs will work best in your unique landscaping. Joe’s Market Basket now has five convenient locations in Edwardsville, O’Fallon, Godfrey, Troy and St. Peters. Or, give us a call at (618) 656-9055 if you have questions. You can also find us online at