Bulbs can bring spring cheer indoors, particularly in the middle of winter after all of the glitter of Christmas is over.
Bulbs can be planted in almost every type of container, providing it has good drainage. The bulbs will be planted closer together in containers than outdoors. You can combine bulbs with other plants or with other bulbs to prolong flowering enjoyment.
Select a pot that is not too small so that several bulbs can be planted at the same time. Cover the bottom with a layer of pot shard or clay marbles for better drainage.
Partially fill the pot with soil, (you can also use the marbles o stone chips), and pat down lightly. Next, press the bulbs slightly into the soil. They can almost be touching each other. Place tulip bulbs with their flat side toward the wall of the pot, so leaves will grow on the outside and flowers on the inside of the planter.
Put additional soil in the pot so that the tips of the bulbs disappear under the soil. Water the soil liberally to encourage rooting. It would be wise to dust with bulb Dust Fungicide.
Give the planted bulbs the required cooling period.
|Popular Varieties||Planting Time|
|# of Weeks of Cold |
(2-9 Degrees C)
|Earliest Bloom From|
|09-15 / 12-1511-01 / 12-01||10-1211-13||12-1501-15|
|Tulips BlendaFlairProminenceYellow PresentArmaPrincess Irene||10-01 / 12-0110-01 / 12-0110-01 / 12-0110-01 / 12-0110-01 / 12-0110-01 / 12-01||14-1513-1414-1515-1715-1715-17||01-1512-2501-1502-1502-1502-15|
T’te & T’teFebruary GoldStandard Value
|10-01 / 12-0110-01 / 12-01|
10-01 / 12-01
CrocusIris ReticulataMuscari Armeniacum
|10-01 / 11-0110-01 / 11-0110-01 / 11-01||14-1512-1314-15||02-0101-0502-01|
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