The next step is to teach children how far to dig the hole. The garden teacher we worked with told the children four inches deep, but the distance depends on your particular bulb. Buying these transporting trowels, which come with measuring marks, makes it easy for kids know how deep to dig.
Getting Ready For Spring
Last week I joined students on Manhattan's Upper West Side in planting over 300 tulip bulbs into their school garden. Despite the cold weather and the monumental challenge of planting so many bulbs, the kids had an amazing time. Now is the time to recreate this beautiful activity at home. So buy a set of bulbs, (this is a nice set), head out to the garden (before it gets too cold!), and wait for spring. In a few months, your kids will be excited to see the results of their hard work! —Sharon Beesley
Click through the slideshow for tips on getting started.