Planting tulips is easier than you think. Our small instructions will help you with this and give tips on what to look out for.© anisha_mur - Fotolia.com Always bring tulip bulbs into the ground before the first frost. So that you have a real sea of flowers in the garden in spring, bulbs should be in the ground before winter. This also includes the tulips. There are many different varieties here that you can choose between. When buying, it is best to pay attention to the flowering period, indicated on the packaging. If you choose different specimens, a long flowering period is guaranteed.
Location for the tulips
It is important that you plant your onions a few weeks before the first frost on the ground. If the floor is frozen, it is already too late. Tulips should not be completely in the shade, that is, a sunny place is optimal, but it must not be too humid. Otherwise there is a risk that your tulip bulbs will rot and that you will in vain wait for a vigorous bloom. If you think that your tulip location could get too wet, mix in some sand, which also loosens the soil.
- 100 bulbs size 11/12
- The planting takes place in September until the end of October. Use the planting stick to press one or more holes in the ground.
A rule of thumb: Planting depth about twice as high as the onion is high. © iMarzi / stock.adobe.com
- The tulip bulbs are inserted with the top up, the flat side comes down. You don't have to apply a lot of pressure. So that each tulip has enough space for itself, calculate a planting distance of about 3 to 7 centimeters (small bulbs) and 7 to 20 centimeters for larger bulbs. Now close the planting hole with soil. Please do not press too hard here either and do not forget to pour afterwards.
- Depending on personal taste, the tulips can be planted as a "group", but also individually between other flowers and perennials.
Do tulips need frost protection?
Tulips are actually quite frost-resistant. A little protection can not hurt. Just take some autumn leaves or fir green to cover.
Bark mulch is also suitable. If the tulips “shoot” from the ground in spring, the frost protection must be removed again.