Tulip Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Centerline, MI
Question by dkimb90315
October 14, 1998
I have never planted tulips. Can you give me some pointers?

Answer from NGA
October 14, 1998


Tulips are easy to grow! Choose a sunny or partly shady spot to plant your bulbs. Spread 2-3 inches of organic matter over the bed and dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. Tulip bulbs should be planted about 2 1/2 times the diameter of the bulb, and spaced 4-6 inches apart. So, if the bulb is two inches wide, plant it about five inches deep. You can add a little bulb food or bonemeal to the hole prior to planting the bulb, and then add a layer of mulch to the top of the bed after all the bulbs are planted. Mulch material will help hold down the weeds. Then just wait for spring and the beautiful flowers your new bulbs will produce.

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