When to plant tulips?

Leonid Veselov
Leonid Veselov
November 30, 2012
When to plant tulips?

In the spring to your garden turned into a wonderful blooming oasis, you have to take care of it in the fall. All novice florists are interested in the question of when to plant tulips in the fall. The best time to plant these flowers is the end of September or the very beginning of October. At this time, the temperature in the upper layers of the soil drops to +10 degrees. Later, planting tulips is not recommended, as they will root poorly, so spring may not bloom. If you disembark too early, when the temperature is even higher than +10, then the tulips may even begin to germinate in winter, and when frost comes they will freeze out.

When to plant tulips, if you missed the most optimal period? In the most extreme case, you can plant even in early December. Of course, they are unlikely to bloom in spring, but this is better than planting tulips in spring.

Before planting tulips, it is imperative to review all the bulbs, select and discard the sick, because they will surely infect the neighboring bulbs and the soil around them. It is much more convenient to plant tulips in varieties without mixing them.For disinfection, you must first soak the tulip bulbs in a 0.5% solution of potassium permanganate or in a solution of growth stimulant. Soak 1 hour before disembarking.

In winter, the flower bed with tulips must be covered with peat, straw or dry leaves. These flowers are considered to be frost-resistant, but the additional warming of the flowerbed will surely save the tulips from freezing.

By all the rules, tulips are planted in a checkerboard pattern. On the square 25x25 cm rate - 10 tulip bulbs. On 1 square meter planted at least 50 bulbs.

What is the depth to plant tulips? It depends on the size of the bulb. Large bulbs are planted at a depth that is equal to the three diameters of the onions, but if the soil is heavy, then it is better to plant at a depth of two diameters.