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GrajeanGrajean Posts: 350

Is it too early to plant tulip bulbs into pots? I have bought new ones for flowering next spring.


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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,564
    nope, plant away ;)
    Devon.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,550
    I have done mine this very day.  :)
  • I thought tulips shouldn't be planted until November?
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,557
    That is true if they're going in the ground but apparently they can be planted earlier if in pots.
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  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 350
    Thanks everyone
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,564
    I'd never heard the "don't plant until November" until MD mentioned it on GW.
    I've planted them in August and September in the past . Have I missed something? They all grew perfectly well and flowered. 
    Why shouldn't they be planted until November?
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,047
    Hosta - in cold areas, you certainly don't have to worry about them being planted early in the ground. That's the usual reason for planting later - colder conditions to avoid the virus.
    Most of mine are in pots because of the soil conditions, but in better bits I can plant in September, and usually do that. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • It's something I've always been told.  My mom never planted tulips until after the first frost.   MD said it was to avoid Tulip Fire.  Which I assume is some kind of disease?
    I wish I was a glow worm
    A glow worm's never glum
    Cos how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your bum!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,564
    Well, we live and learn.
    Devon.
  • I wish I was a glow worm
    A glow worm's never glum
    Cos how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your bum!
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