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Sprouting Tulip Bulbs

I bought some Tulips in September and waited until now to plant them (avoiding Tulip Fire as advised), but when I opened the bag I found they were all sprouting. One already has an inch long shoot. Is this too early? Did I not store them cool enough? Will they be alright to still plant out or will the cold weather get them?



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    They should be OK. Just get them in. Mine had shoots on. November is the recommended month so you'd better be quickimage. December tomorrow.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Agree with that-planted some in containers a week ago-they were half-price-don't worry about the shoots-they will sort themselves out-plant them at the normal depth.

  • Great thanks for such a quick response, that is what I love about this forum! image

     Just off out into the garden to plant them now. I had already dug the trench, with a ruler to hand, accross the front of a border, before I opened the bag!

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