bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

new york city, Ne
Question by leecaj
November 1, 2009
I have planted tulips and daffodils a few weeks ago , now they are starting to grow through. Is there anything I need to do to reverse this or will it be ok and they will return in ground when the weather gets colder.Also will they bloom in spring.


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Answer from NGA
November 1, 2009

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Sometimes bulbs actually sprout and we then get a hard frost or snow. It doesn't seem to bother them at all. Tulips are very cold tolerant and snow is a good insulator. Another possibility is that they were planted too shallowly. Ideally, they need to be set deep enough that there is about 6 inches of soil on top of the bulb. You might try covering them with mulch to give them a bit more insulation during the colder months. When the weather turns cold they should stop growing until it warms up again next spring. They will bloom right on time.

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