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Spring Bulbs

Spring Bulbs
Posted by Georgene Winkler from Indiana on 2001-03-21 13:04:01

I received tulip bulbs for Christmas.
Of course, in Indiana the ground was
frozen and they couldn't be planted.

Can I plant them now in the spring,
or is it best to wait until fall to
plant.

If I plant now, will they come up.
the blubs I already have in the ground
are up about 4 inches by now.

thanks
  • Spring Bulbs
    Posted by Lisa Cloninger from ID on 2001-04-03 10:36:27

    Quoting Georgene Winkler: ------------
    -I received tulip bulbs for Christmas.
    -Of course, in Indiana the ground was
    -frozen and they couldn't be planted.

    -Can I plant them now in the spring,
    -or is it best to wait until fall to
    -plant.

    -If I plant now, will they come up.
    -the blubs I already have in the ground
    -are up about 4 inches by now.

    -thanks

    Hi! I received bulbs for Xmas, too, and I had the same problem since I was moving into a new home then. What I did was plant a few into pots and put outdoors so I could at least see some spring flowers, the others I waited until the ground was thawed. The ones I planted in the pots are starting to bloom. The ones started late in the ground will still grow, but their roots won't be established enough to have early spring flowers. You might get flowers from them in late spring, and definately next spring. Otherwise, they will just have the leaves. I HAD to get them in the ground, no matter what, because they were starting to sprout in their bags and some were getting moldy. I wouldn't think it best to hold on to them for a year--they might rot. Might as well stick them in the ground and see what happens, right?! Have fun!
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