Answer: I'm glad you planted your tulips! Once they begin to sprout, there's no holding them back. Now that you've planted your bulbs, there's not much else to do; keep the pots watered enough that the soil doesn't dry out. The bulbs will continue to grow and should produce blooms in a few weeks. After the flowers are spent cut the flower stalk down but allow the foliage to ripen on its own. As the leaves yellow they will transport carbohdrates to the bulbs. This energy will be stored in the bulb and will help produce the following year's flower. You can leave the bulbs in the pots after the foliage dies down or you can unpot them and plant them in your garden.
Best wishes with your tulips!
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