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