Which option is best for alliums?
I have 72 allium bulbs that I planned to plant in my back border. Problem is a lot needs doing to prepare the area, and I won't be able to get to it until spring.
The following options are available:
- I can either plant them now and mark the area, ensuring it isn't disturbed when the other plants are moved next year. Not ideal, because I will have spots I won't be able to plant in.
- I could plant as many as possible in pots and transplant them later into the border when it is ready in spring. If so, will 2 gallon pots be sufficient? Any tips on how to give them their best chance? I presume if I sink the pots into the ground over winter they will do better than above-it worked for my blueberries last year.
- I suppose the third option would be to grow them in a holding bed, and transplant them in the spring when the bed is ready.
These are the varieties I am trying to grow.