How to buy and plant Tulip bulbs for next spring bloom.

Tulips in mass planting!

A  large mass of Red Tulips. This mass of tulips were planted in the fall and winter over for a creat display of blooms in the following spring.
A large mass of Red Tulips. This mass of tulips were planted in the fall and winter over for a creat display of blooms in the following spring. | Source
Picture of a Bed of Pink Tulips. These pink tulips were planted in the fall for a great display for spring bloom.
Picture of a Bed of Pink Tulips. These pink tulips were planted in the fall for a great display for spring bloom. | Source
Picture of Pink and Red Tulips in a bed of Tulips. Also tulips that are mixed in bloom and planted in the fall and  ready for bloom the following spring.
Picture of Pink and Red Tulips in a bed of Tulips. Also tulips that are mixed in bloom and planted in the fall and ready for bloom the following spring. | Source

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How to buy and plant tulips for next spring bloom

Hi Gardening Friends

How to buy and plant Tulip Bulbs for next spring bloom.

First of all you need to find some sources to buy Tulip bulbs.

So if you need some great places to buy Tulip bulbs. Here are some companies that you can use as a home gardener for buying Tulip bulbs. You can use these companies as a guide for buying Tulip bulbs for planting for next spring blooms.

1. Park Seeds

2 Parkton Ave.

Greenwood,S C 29647-0002

2. K.van Bourgondien + Sons. Inc.

P.O. Box 2000

Virginia Beach, VA 23450

3. Netherland Bulb Company

13 Mcfadden RD.

Easton, PA 18045-7819

You can also look at seeing if there are any garden centers that carry tulip bulbs in your area and buy some tulips bulbs from the garden centers and plant them for spring bloom outside or for forcing indoors in pots.

It is nearing the end of summer and now is the time to think about buying some tulip bulbs. You can buy bulbs at your local garden center or you can order them thought many of the mail order catalogs that come in the mail.

I have giving you a few of many mail order catalogs that sell Tulip bulbs that you can order from to plant in your yard or landscape. After you receive the bulbs this is what you can do to plant your Tulip bulbs.

How to prepare the soil for planting your tulip bulbs for spring bloom. The soil should be prepare for Tulips before the bulbs arrive from the mail order company. this is what you do to prepare the soil. First of all you need to pick the site that you want to plant the bulbs. Remove the sod and rototiller the top soil. You want soil that is well drained and you may need to add organic matter. Soil should be of a medium sandy - loam texture is ideal because it provides good aeration and drainage. Tulip bulbs must not be planted in areas that do not drain well, or they will perform poorly or rot.

If soil is a heavy clay,mix it with one-third to one-half organic material such as peat moss,compost,or aged bark. Raised beds also provide very good drainage. Soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0. Work soil 12 inches deep; loose soil below the bulb is important for good root development. In corporate three pounds of a complete fertilizer(such as a 5-10-10) per 100 square feet as you are preparing the soil. Recommended planting depths for Tulips are given to the bottom of the bulb. For Tulips you plant them at lease six inches or deeper. Planting can occur from mid-August until the soil freezes.

Here are some varieties of Tulips that you can grow in your yard for next spring blooms.

1. Early Flowering Tulips.

Single Early Tulip Mix.

Apricot Beauty,Christmas Marvel, Purple Prince.

Double Early Tulip Mix

Abba,Monsella, Schoonoord.

2.Mid Season Flowering Tulips.

Cairo, Cracker, Negrita, Shirley.

Mid season Triumph Tulips Mixture.

3.Late Flowering Tulips.

The Darwin Series are (The Perennial Tulip)

These Tulips are late and come in many different varieties

here are a few. American Dream, Golden Apeldoorn, Red Impression,

Impression Tulip Mix.

This is just a few of the many Tulips varieties that you can plant

and grow in your garden for spring bloom.

Well if you want to have some Tulips for in pots for early spring bloom here is how you can do this " Growing Tulips in pots for indoor bloom"


Here is how you grow Tulips in pots for indoor blooms.

this is what you need to grow Tulips bulbs in pots

First you need some clean pots starting from 6 inch or larger. What you do if you want a 6 inch pot you would use 7 Tulip bulbs and if you want to have a larger pot like a 8 inch pot you would use 9 Tulip bulbs for that size pot. And if you want larger pots like a 10 inch bulb pot you would use between 12 to 15 bulbs in tht size pot. And all the pots must be drain well. Pots are filled up half way and the Tulips bulbs are set in place and carefully cover over with the remaining potting soil. After you are done with the filling of the pots next take a tag label and mark each pot with what kind of Tulips bulbs are in the pot. Mark down the variety and the color of the blooms. Depends on what you want to do with the tulips and the size you want and to how big of a pot you want. Next you need to get some potting soil like pro mix or what ever you want to use from your local garden center. Then you need to get a fertilizer to put on the pots something that is used for bulbs like bulb booster or bone meal.

Here is some Tulip Bulb Varieties that you can use for forcing in pots for winter bloom.


Short season varieties for forcing in January and February which will flower early.

Varieties: Christmas,Marvel,Capri,prominence,Kareol,Abra,and Flair.

Here are some varieties that are tall for forcing: Merry Christmas, Golden Melody, Christmas Marvel, and Kees Nelis.

Here are some varieties that you can plant in pots for post-Valentine's Day short varieties included Arma, Plaisir, and Red Riding Hood. Tall Varieties for the same period: Attila,Yellow
Present,Pricess Irene and Couleur Cardinal.

Here is a schedule for starting potted Tulips for Valentine Day.

Red potted tulips schedule for forcing.


October 4 Plant the Tulip Bulbs in pots.

November 10 Strong visible root system.

middle of December shoots develop

January 5 Drop the temperature to 35 degrees F

January 18 move the pots to a place were they can be in a 60 degree F (16C) for in the forcing area

February 10 Bud stage! Ready for pot to be place in the house or you can give as a gift to friends or family.

Temperatures: Oct/Nov; 48 degrees F (9C);Dec/Jan 41 degrees F (5C);Feb; 35 Degrees F

(2C)

Optimum cold; 15 weeks

Forcing time; 60 degrees F (16C) for 23 days

Forcing red flowering tulips for cutting schedule:

September 14: Plant the Tulip bulbs in the pots

October 28: Strong visible roots when you look at them.

Nov/Dec: Shoots developed; keep them moist don't drown them but the pots need water.

January 5: Drop temperature to 35 degrees F (2C)

January 18; Move to 60 degree F (16C) forcing area.

February 10; Bud stage ,ready to cut!

Temperatures: Sept/Oct; 48 degrees (9C); Nov/Dec; 41 degrees F (5C); Jan; 35 degrees

(2C); Feb; 60 degrees F (16C)

Optimum cold Temperatures; 17 to 18 weeks

Forcing time: 60 degrees F (16) for 23 days.

The same procedures that are used for potted Tulips are used with cut tulips.

Cut Tulips are harvested with a slight color, a bit more color than pot Tulips.

Cut Tulips can be stored at 33 degrees F (0.6C). Some times when you are forcing tulips

for cutting by pulling the tulips plants including bulbs out of the soil before cutting the flowers.

Or you can just cut the flowers and you can enjoy watching them open.

Either way if you plant tulips in the garden for spring bloom or in pots for early spring bloom to enjoy in the house or to give as gifts you will be proud at what you have done and the results of the beautiful flowers that you and your family and friends will enjoy from all the hard work that you have done. I hope you try planting some Tulips this fall for some great blooms this up and coming spring.

Let me know how you do?

Great Gardening Your Gardening Friend.

Gardener Den

© 2008 gardener den

Comments 3 comments

Chacidy 22 months ago

Deep thinking - adds a new dieinsmon to it all.


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MaryM2601 6 years ago from Addison

Thanks for the info on tulips. I think i am going to give them a try this year.


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robie2 8 years ago from Central New Jersey

I'm thinking tulips and this is good information--thanks.

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