How to Raise Tulips
Tulips are a beautiful flower that grows fairly easy. There is some work involved though.
- Moderately Easy
- Tulip bulbs do not keep very well so purchase tulip bulbs when you are ready to plant them.
- Plant tulip bulbs in the fall when temperatures get down to 50 degrees. This should be 5 or 6 weeks before the first frost. Plant bulbs pointy side up. Plant close together in a row but do not allow bulbs to touch.
- Choose a nice spot to plant your tulips. This location should have at least six hours of sunshine. The soil should be loose and maybe een a little on the sandy side. Mix a little organic material into the soil before planting. Soil should be a little on the alkaline side.
- Caring for your established tulip bed is real easy. They might need a little water from time to time.
- In the fall let plant die down naturally and remove dryed stem. This is a good time to lift bulbs that you do not want there. Dig and dry these bulbs. Keep in a dry cool place til you want to plant them.
- Slugs are the biggest demise to a tulip garden. Keep the slugs away.