When your spring bulbs come up too early!
Holy smokes! My daffodils are coming up already! Now what do I do?
- The best thing to do when your spring bulbs start to pop up in the middle of a warm winter is to cover them with a layer of pine boughs. Cut some branches off your old Christmas tree and lay them on top of the emerging bulb foliage.
- You can also cover the foliage with straw to protect it - just make sure you can still see some ground through the straw to ensure that you won't smother the leaves.
- Another solution is to add an extra inch of mulch over the bulbs, but be sure to remove this in the spring.
The early emergence of foliage will not affect the spring bloom except that your bulbs may bloom a little earlier than usual!