In the spring, tulips are among the first ones to delight us with their beauty. If they grow in the garden, then, like all bulb flowers, require transplantation. It is important to replant tulips in accordance with the recommendations of experienced flower growers and at the optimum time for this.
Successfully carried out transplantation can save very rare varieties. But she requires attention and willingness to care for flowers after. Only under these conditions, you can grow beautiful garden tulips.
When can I repot tulips: tips
- It is recommended to replant tulips from September 10 to October 10, 2 months before the soil freezes.
- But, in addition to the optimal time of transplantation, attention should be paid to the landing site. These flowers love quiet and bright places, protected from the wind. Neutral or weakly acidic soil is perfect for their growth. Tulips are extremely negative for overmoistening. You can plant a plant 3 p. in year.
- Before proceeding with the transplantation, it is necessary to wait for the leaves to turn yellow and full flowering. Then the bulbs need to dig, sort and wash under running water. Further, it is recommended to dry them in a ventilated and warm room at a temperature of 18-20 degrees. Drying is necessary for a month. In this case, they should not get the sun's rays, and the temperature rise above 33 degrees. Compliance with these conditions will preserve the flower bud.
- Be sure to prepare a flower bed or a flower bed for tulips. When the bulbs are dry enough, plant them at a distance of 10 cm from each other and a depth that should exceed their height by 3 times.
- If on flowers of tulips longitudinal strips or strokes are visible, then bulbs of such colors need to be destroyed, since they are infected with a virus.
- Also, for proper transplantation of flowers from the stems, it is better not to cut, but to dig out the bulbs with them. Then rinse and put in a vase, where they can continue to bloom. And after complete withering, they can be dried again and transplanted.
How to transplant tulips?
For proper transplanting, flowers need to be excavated at the moment when their leaves have time to turn yellow by 2/3, and the scales of the bulbs - completely. It is easy to determine if you feel the stem, it will become soft and will be easily compressed in the hands. The optimal time for digging tulip bulbs is considered to be the last week of June and the first of July. After that, they are stored in a room where the humidity is 70 percent, the air temperature is 24 degrees.
Once the bulbs are dry, they need to be cleaned from the remnants of scales, earth and old roots. Then sort by size and grade and re-store in a room suitable for storage. It is recommended to replant tulips in the fall, at a time when the temperature of the earth will reach 10 degrees at a depth.
Transplant the bulbs into the previously prepared soil. For them, a place that spring does not fill in the meltwater is suitable. If there is no such plot, then the flower bed must be lifted simply by spilling on the ground. The selected area should be fertilized by adding ash in acidic soil, as well as humus and chopped grass. Next on the garden you need to make holes or grooves with a depth of 2 p. exceeding the height of the bulbs. After that, plant them, cover them with earth and cover them with dry grass in case of a cold winter.
If the land where they grow is well fertilized, they can be planted in the same place for several years. It is best to dig them in dry weather. The bulbs are recommended to be separated from the stems and placed in a separate container. Then they should be cleared of any debris and immersed in a solution of potassium permanganate diluted in a ratio of 1 g per 10 liters of water. After that, lay in one layer in a suitable place to dry. At the beginning of September you can plant small bulbs first, and larger ones later - in the second half of the month.
Small tulip bulbs can be planted even next to fruit trees. Not suitable for transplanting tulips with peaty and heavy clay soils, as well as waterlogged areas. The soil for transplantation can be prepared, starting from the end of summer, fertilizing it with nitrophosphate and humus and digging. Before planting, for several days it is recommended to dig up the ground a second time, making rows 100 cm wide. It is best to place the landing furrows across the rows, and make them from north to south. 9 cm deep furrows are suitable for small bulbs and 14 cm for large bulbs. It is recommended to spread tulip bulbs at a distance of 8 cm between large ones and 5 cm for small ones. .
For proper growth and development, tulips need annual transplanting. But it should be carried out correctly. In spring, planting flowers is strongly discouraged because the root system can be damaged. If it is necessary, then it should be done together with large clumps of earth. The best time for transplanting tulips is the end of September and the beginning of October. If in the summer the bulbs could not be dug out, then the transplant is best done next year. Learn how to properly transplant tulips, and they will definitely delight you with their amazing flowers every year. Especially for