* how not to plant ranunculus

Posted on October 29th, 2011 by maitreya. Filed under Home and Garden.

Last year I planted a bunch of ranunculus and only got two flowers.  Well, I figured out what I did wrong.  I followed the directions on the package:


I remember being confused because ranunculus bulbs don’t look anything like the bulb in the drawing.  (Apparently they’re not true bulbs, but some sort of rhizome or corm or something.)  But the package said pointed side up, so I dutifully planted them all with the pointy spider legs up.  Well, it turns out that is upside down.  The two flowers that I got were probably ones that flipped over while I was filling the dirt in or something.

It really makes no sense to me why the company would do such a shoddy job of including planting instructions with their product.  Other parts of the packaging are presumably customized, like the spacing and depth, and the giant ranunculus photo.  It annoyed me so much I actually just wrote a complaint to the company.  Unfortunately, they are the only brand I could find locally, or else I would not have bought them again.  At least they were on sale, I guess :/

One Response to “how not to plant ranunculus”

  1. DeludedDreamer Says:

    I tried the ranunculus, only once, and had no results…no plants or anything. So, I never tried again.

    This might be the reason.


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