Autumn planting of tulips
27 September 2020

Autumn planting of tulips

By Christopher Brickell

The spring glory of tulips pleases our eyes with an abundance of lush colors. Now it’t time to learn about autumn planting of tulips. After a long and cold winter, these spring flowers fill the garden with uncontrollable energy.

In order not to miss this month of spring fireworks, you should not forget to plant them in the fall, following very simple rules. Autumn planting of tulips is considered the most rational. After the snow melting in autumn, rooted bulbs will grow very quickly. They will be strong plants, resistant to disease, with the longest flowering period.

Autumn planting of tulips
Autumn planting of tulips: When to plant the tulips

Here I follow the following rule: tulip bulbs should take root but not sprout before the onset of negative temperatures. This is about three to four weeks.

For the middle belt of Russia, this period is limited to the following time frames: from the third decade of September to the beginning of November. First of all, it is necessary to be guided by the air temperature. I start to plant tulips when the street is stable during the day, not exceeding 10 degrees of heat.

Autumn planting of tulips: Preparing the bulbs for planting

Tulip bulbs need to be picked up, cleaned of the husks. Painful and small bulbs should be thrown away. Before boarding, soak the tulip bulbs in enough red manganese solution for half an hour.

Autumn planting of tulips: Landing

For tulips planting it is necessary to identify those places where there will be no stagnant water and dampness. You should also consider such a moment – how they will fit into the garden ensembles with the rest of the spring flowers. Then everything is very simple.

In the excavated hollow on the flower bed put baskets for bulbs.

Autumn planting of tulips

Pour a special autumn fertilizer for flowers.

Autumn planting of tulips

Introducing some compost.

Autumn planting of tulips

Pour ash and some HOMA (against the rotting of bulbs).

Autumn planting of tulips

I plant tulip bulbs at a distance of about 4-5 cm from each other. Tulips look great in group planting.

Autumn planting of tulips

Fill the bulbs with earth. Here the following rule applies – the depth of embedding is approximately equal to three sizes of the bulb.

Autumn planting of tulips

That’s all. In November, before the onset of frost, the soil must be mulched.

After all the simple steps I can say with confidence that in spring the tulips will dress my garden in an unusually colorful outfit!