Quick Tulip Tips

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Tulips / Sensible Gardening and Living

If you haven’t already planted your spring tulips bulb for next season now is the time to do so. As long as your garden soil is still workable you can continue to plant your fall bulbs.

  • When planting tulips choose large healthy bulbs from the nursery selection. Make sure they are firm and there are no signs of mold.
  • When planting dig deep enough. Tulips should be planted about 6 to 8 inches deep. Most people plant their bulbs too shallow.
  • Plant your bulbs in groups of 5 to 7 bulbs of the same variety. Dig a hole about 1 foot in diameter and position all the bulbs together in the same hole.  This always
  •  results in a bold statement of color, much more effective than single stems.
  • If you have chipmunk, mice or vole problems, add a bit of chicken grit around each tulip bulb to discourage their activity.
  • When planting tulip bulbs add a sprinkling of bulb food or bone meal to each tulip hole to feed the bulb throughout the winter.
  • Give your fall tulips a good watering and wait till spring.