Planting Tulips Indoor


Planting tulips in a small greenhouse is an easy handling winter gardening project.


Since we had a close to nature greenhouse, we had planted many different types of flowers, vegetables, plants and small flowering trees in it each year.


I love to do experiments and research; so that, I could enjoy all the unlimited on going exciting experiences.




Last year we received a large numbers of free dutch tulip bulbs from friends and family members, besides those special species that, we bought earlier.


With limited space, we simply cannot insert all the bulbs in the open ground, so we had planted some in the greenhouse and some indoor.


Growing tulips in containers and pots is not difficult; and planting them in the greenhouse is even easier. To me, greenhouse is more like a shelter for their winter protection.


  Planting Tulips Bulbs

Grow organic yellow tulips in basket in winter with used bulbs and flowering in a spring greenhouseOld Tulips in Baskets



How to Grow Tulips with Great Success

  1. Buy fresh bulbs; unpack the bulbs immediately and separate them into groups according to the colours; or mix if you wish.

  2. Prepare some pots; shallow containers; or baskets. Place some sand at the base or layer of crocks to prevent rotting. You may add potting soil; or fibre; or mix.

  3. Put 3 to 4 bulbs in a pot; press your bulbs in it so far that only the very top shows. Press with your thumb the soil firmly down round the bulb; and fill the open space up to the edge of the pot and wet the soil.


I did not give them extra cover; because the greenhouse screen would help to block the chilling wind off in the winter.






Non-forcing
Greenhouse Spring Bulbs



If you plan to force bulbs to enjoy the flowers in 2 to 3 months, then you may plant them in October; and once the flower buds appear; bring them in a dark cool room indoor in mid-January; the room temperature should be kept at 18 to 22°C or 65 to 70°F. Thereafter, put the pot gradually to the light.


We did not force bulbs. We left them in the free flow fresh air grow house as if they were outdoor in the open ground. This way, they will grow naturally according to the change of temperature.


We discovered that, those solid bulbs that we bought earlier were growing steady; but those free single early tulips bulb from friends were not growing well; some bulbs stop blooming suddenly; and some did not even turned up.





Natural Black Tulip Care



If you wish to have them in the vase; cut off the flower stems when the flower buds are still green. In this way, they will continue their growth in the vase. You will enjoy them much longer indoor.


After a few days, you may shorten the stems to prolong the flowering time. They will last for another few days more.


Remember to get hard and sound bulbs when you are buying them fresh every year.


Try planting tulips in a protected house and set-up your own organic tulips gifts business?




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