We hate to say it, but fall is pretty much here. The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are even starting to fall. Here are some tips on how and when to plant tulips courtesy of Canadian Gardening.
When/how to plant
- Plant tulip bulbs when soil temperature is below 10 to 15 C (50 to 60 F), before the ground freezes, usually between late September and late October.
- Loosen and remove soil to a depth of 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches). Rule of thumb: plant at a depth that is equal to three times the height of the bulb.
- Loosen soil at the base of the planting hole. To enrich it, mix in bone meal (follow package directions).
- Place bulbs with the pointed tip facing up at least 5 cm (2 inches) apart.
- Cover bulbs with soil, and water the area thoroughly.