Wild tulips are native to the arid regions of Central Asia. The original species have a limited color range of mostly reds and yellows and tend to have smaller flowers than modern cultivars and hybrids, which come in strong bright colors and pastel shades. Today’s tulips can provide you with a wide palette of colors to “paint” your garden with. Learning how to take care of tulips will make adding these flowers to your garden easy.
Picking Tulips for the Garden
Spring bulbs like tulips as of now have an incipient organism blossom concealed inside. This developing life is simply holding back to start developing. When picking tulip bulbs, ensure they are fat and firm. Stay away from any bulbs that are delicate, overweight, rotten, or whose papery spread is absent. You will need to buy your tulip bulbs in late August or early September (pre-fall/late-summer), yet stand by to plant them until mid-harvest time. Here and there, even late-fall (December) works best on the off chance that you live in mellow winter regions.
Tulips are so anxious to develop that in the event that you plant them too soon, they’ll send their leaves up immediately. This will just stop them in the winter. Therefore, you should store tulip bulbs in paper sacks, not plastic, while standing by to plant them and keep them in a cool spot.
Care of Tulips During Storage
When it comes to tulips, care, and appropriate storage before planting is fundamental. On the off chance that you have the room, you should keep tulip bulbs in the refrigerator’s crisper cabinet. Try not to put them with apples and other natural products. Apples and bananas emit ethylene gas, which enables the organic product to age however slaughters the blossom bud inside any bulbs. On the off chance that you don’t have space in the refrigerator, don’t place tulip bulbs in the cooler; it will slaughter them. Rather, keep the tulip bulbs dry and in a cool, well-ventilated region like an unheated carport.
Tulip Planting Tips
It is anything but difficult to plant tulips in the nursery. Pick a radiant site that has great seepage. Tulips won’t develop well in shade and will spoil in wet soil. Soil planning is significant when dealing with tulips. Burrow the region and slacken the dirt about a foot (30 cm.) profound. You should include some fertilizer or dried compost to the dirt. Additionally, include some 5-10-5 or 5-10-10 granular manure to enable the bulbs to develop. Blend the current soil, changes, and compost, much the same as a cake player until all-around mixed. After you have appropriately arranged the site for the tulips, you can without much of a stretch burrow the individual planting gaps. You have to burrow each opening multiple times as profound as the tulip bulb is tall. There ought to be twice as a lot of soil over the tip of the bulb as the stature of the bulb, so if your tulip bulb estimates 2 ½ inches (5 cm.) tall, burrow your gap 8 inches (20 cm.) profound, so you’ll have 5 inches (13 cm.) of soil over the bulb. You should plant the bulb in gatherings often in case you’re placing them in your enduring fringe, and space them two or three inches (5 cm.) separated. Set the bulb so the pointy end is looking up. Try not to stress in the event that you get some topsy turvy. They should bloom, at any rate, however it will take them longer to get through the ground in spring and they may not be as tall as they should. After the tulips bulbs are planted, you have to water them completely and afterward spread the territory with a mulch of pine bark or destroyed leaves to secure them. With tulips, care and tender loving care will compensate you and your nursery with a great spring show.