Tulips: transplant and preparation for the next season
How wonderful it is to look out the window in the spring andEnjoy the riot of colors, incredible tenderness and beauty at a time when tulips bloom! Transplanting at the right time, in the right place and in a competent way is the guarantee of regular luxurious flowering of these garden flowers in your garden. So, let's look at each of these questions in more detail.
Tulip transplantation: when is it better to do this?
To choose the most suitable for a transplanttulips time, you need to take into account the fact that their growth and development take place in two stages: first, the underground part (bulbs and roots) develops, and then above-ground (leaves and, most importantly, flowers). Tulips, which are transplanted in autumn, will feel most comfortable, and if certain requirements are met, they will blossom in the spring, because in autumn even young plants will have time to form an onion, grow roots and only then will be frozen until the spring.
So, if you notice that after finishingflowering, the leaves of the tulips have turned yellow more than half, and the stem becomes soft, it's time to start preparing for the transplant. This happens, as a rule, at the end of June. At this time, the bulbs are excavated and stored for storage in a dry place, shaded by sunlight.
Choose a place for transplantation
Tulips, transplantation is carried out on the sitewith loose, fertile soil and good lighting, where there is no waterlogging and accumulation of water, will surely please you with abundant flowering every season. However, it should be remembered that the tulip bulbs feel comfortable in the same place without transplantation no more than 2-2,5 years.
Tulips: transplant and care of planting material
October is coming. This means that it's time to tackle directly the process of planting the bulbs of tulips to a new location. Dug out bulbs in summer, they sort out, cull the shrunken (usually their number does not reach 10%). There are many folk recipes, how to prepare bulbs for planting, so that they are not afraid of diseases and pests, for example, soak the bulbs in a solution of potassium permanganate or hold it in a sealed bag with garlic teeth for some time.
It is very important to choose the right depth fordisembarkation of bulbs. Tulips, transplanted to too deep a depth, will suffer from a lack of light and air and may even die. Experienced gardeners recommend planting bulbs at a depth equal to the triple height of the bulb. With the onset of the first frosts, you can hide the area where the tulips were planted, with a layer of hay.
As you can see, the process of transplanting tulips is notas complex as it seems at first glance, although it requires some attention. But the result, of course, is worth it, because tulips are a symbol of the arrival of spring, the awakening of nature, one of the first garden flowers that please us after a long cold winter.