Is it possible to plant tulips in November and what to do with flower bulbs purchased in November and later?
Bulbs of various colors are sold almost all year round. But for bulbous flowers, there are certain terms of planting in the ground or for distillation. Therefore, gardeners often find themselves in a situation where purchased flower bulbs simply have to be thrown away.
The most popular bulbous plant is a tulip. His bulbs in the middle of Russia are planted in the ground from September 15 to October 10. Bulbs, tulips, planted later, can take root if within a month after planting the weather is relatively mild with positive temperatures not lower than 5 degrees.
At lower or especially negative temperatures, the growth of the roots stops, and the bulbs or freeze out with strong snow-free frosts or in the spring will appear weak seedlings that can not bloom.Therefore, if you think it is possible to plant tulips in November, be guided by the weather, most likely not.
The best planting of tulips in November is for forcing. After 3 - 4 months after planting sprouts appear. With the height of these shoots 7-8 cm, the pots are rearranged to a bright place with a temperature of 18 degrees. After 20-30 days the tulips bloom.
But everything is not so simple, the success of forcing tulips depends on the properties of the bulbs, the conditions of their storage and cold processing. Bulbs that have undergone cold treatment, or chilled, are prepared for planting for forcing, their rooting will pass faster. Such bulbs are on sale.
If you want to preserve tulip bulbs, do not cut flowers with a long peduncle and with all the leaves, and when the petals fall off, pinch off the ovary. After flowering, continue to water until the leaves start to turn yellow. Then watering gradually reduce and stop completely.
Dig the flower bulbs from the pots when the ground part is completely dry. Store at room temperature in a dry place, like bulbs dug out of the soil. In the fall, plant tulips in the garden at the usual time.
Daffodilsplanted in the fall in the ground even earlier than tulips.Daffodils bought in November or later will also be better for distillation. It will be implemented using the same technology as forcing tulips. After flowering, continue to water the daffodils until the leaves begin to turn yellow. They should be allowed to dry out, the bulbs should be dug out and kept in the summer in a dry, well-ventilated place with a temperature of 20 degrees, and in September daffodils can be planted in the garden.
Hyacinth bulbsplanted in the ground in the first decade of October. They take root faster than tulips and daffodils. Bulbs purchased in November or later should be planted for forcing. Distillation of hyacinths makes it possible to grow beautiful flowers by March 8. Next fall they are planted in the garden.
Bulbs can be purchased in November and throughout the winterGaltoniacormsgladiolusandCrocosmia. They should be well dried. Store them in the same conditions as those dug out in the garden. CormsatsidanteryYou can also buy in November, and during the winter store in a dry, well-ventilated place with a temperature of 17 degrees.
Bulbs can be purchased in November and at any time in winterlily. For planting in the spring in the ground store them in a slightly damp sand at a temperature of 2 to 4 degrees (in the refrigerator, in the compartment for vegetables).
Net irishaving no rhizomes, and bulbs, planted in the ground in early October. If the ground is not frozen, then the irises can be planted later, sprinkled with dry leaves or chips 15 cm. Save the bulbs is impossible. Try to plant them for distillation. To do this, they are put in pots and kept at a temperature of 8 - 10 degrees. Irises will bloom in 4-6 weeks.
Bulbs and corms of small-bulbous cultures -colchicum, white-flowered, kandyk, crocus, muscari, snowdrop, proleski, poultice, Pushkinia, hazel grouse, chionodox- planted in the fall in August - September, and some in the summer, immediately after digging, as they have a thin shell and dry out during storage. When buying in October - November or later, they will not be saved. Very rare varieties of crocus amenable to forcing. Therefore, in late autumn it is better not to buy small flowers. They will not live to spring until spring and they will not be happy with flowering in winter.