October is the month to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Which end goes up and how deep should you plant a tulip? The best bulbs are fat and firm,a nd you should plant them before the soil freezes. Pick a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Plant bulbs with their crowns up and roots down. Measure the height of your bulb and dig a hole three times as deep. Plant bulbs in clumps, give them space to breathe and make sure they aren’t touching each other. Fill in the whole, tamp down the dirt, and water them to coax roots to start growing. Enjoy!