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  • PLANTING TULIPS NOW?????

    Posted on February 17th, 2011 Pam No comments

    It may seem strange but, yes, I am planting tulips now. I have kept lots of tulips, daffodils and Muscari in my crisper. Depending on the bulb they need a cold treatment of 8 to 14 weeks before they will bloom. I try to have flowers blooming in my house all Winter, it helps keep a little Spring in the air.

    After leaving my bulbs in the crisper for several months, they are now ready to ‘force’. So yesterday when the weather was warm???? and the temperature was around 50 degrees, I thought I would plant a few pots of bulbs. I used gallon pots and planted 5 tulips, 4 daffodils and 4 Muscari, (grape hyacinths) in about 14 pots.

    Here is a view of the inside of one pot. As you can see, the bulbs are packed in the pot.

    It is best to put as many bulbs in a pot as you can. But try not to have them touch each other, or the pot. Leave the tips of the bulbs showing above the potting soil and water them well.

    Here is my set-up, I planted a total of 20 pots.

    It is also important to mark the pots. Here I have used a plastic fork to write DX8 King Alfred. This means I have planted 8 King Alfred Daffodils in this pot. I could have included a date, but I have that information in my journal.

    Notice the information on the fork in the pot on the right side.

    I will keep you updated on the progress of these pots. WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!

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