Tulip (Tulipa) Tulip is a very undemanding garden crop and although it can adapt to any conditions, it grows best in open sunny, but at the same time protected from winds. Often tulip bulbs are used for garden landscaping of yards, flower figures, flower beds in parks and gardens. Late varieties tolerate shading, which contributes to longer flowering.
Before planting, all varietal bulbs are sorted as those that have signs of sick or injured are set aside. The emergence of healthy plants after planting (such as those in the photos taken by Dennis Wong, prosto photos and muffet) requires disinfection of the bulbs before planting and after sorting.
After all the activities of processing the bulbs, they are planted as usual in the fall in flower beds. Pre-cultivation of the soil in the garden.
Sowing is done by opening furrows, placing the bulbs and covering them with the soil from the next furrow. The depth of sowing depends on the mechanical composition of the soil and the size of the bulbs themselves. Smaller ones are sown shallower to have less resistance to germination and the attempt to appear above the earth’s surface, and larger ones that are better able to fight the soil above them are sown to a greater extent. depth.
Tulip (Tulipa) There is a rule that can more easily determine the depth of planting, and it is: the seed (bulb) is sown at a depth of 2/3 of the long side of the seed (bulb). The same goes for the distance between them.
It is recommended after mulching the bulbs in beds to mulch with straw, universal peat mixture or pine bark. This coating with these materials protects the bulbs from temperature fluctuations and retains more moisture in the fall when they take root.
On too clay soils the tulip does not grow well, so in such a situation to improve the soil is practiced the introduction of coarse river sand or perlite. Also, the tulip does not grow well on too acidic soils. It grows best on neutral to slightly alkaline soil.
Sandy soils are also unfavorable to improve imported manure or peat. Care must be taken with the type of manure, because it is very dangerous for the root system if it has not burned well. This leads to the death of the plant. If the soil is poorly stored in nutrients, it is advisable to apply a slow-acting fertilizer. Bone meal is suitable for this purpose.
Tulips (Tulipa sp.) During the growing season, the soil around the plants should be kept clean and with good moisture. This helps to improve the development of tulips, such as lengthening the flowering stem, larger and brighter flowers and larger bulbs. Under worse conditions, the bulbs become smaller and bury more in the soil.
The bulbs are removed from the soil annually when the tulip leaves begin to dry out (May-June). When removed earlier, the bulbs do not ripen enough and are susceptible to fungal diseases and pests, which leads to their poor development in the spring.
After removal, the bulbs are cleaned, left in a dry, shady and ventilated place to dry and sorted. It is not recommended to expose to the sun even for a short time! They are stored until autumn in dry and cool rooms until they are sown again. Tulips are suitable for building traditional gardens.