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October is the time to plant, cover spring bulbs

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According to the Becker County Master Gardeners, October is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs outdoors this month. 

Water the soil well, then cover the area with three to four inches of mulch.  Continue to water weekly if rainfall is sparse. Bulbs that aren’t planted in time can be forced for indoor bloom this winter, but there’s no point in storing them to plant next year. They’ll never bloom normally.

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