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Tulips can be called one of the most beautifulflowers blooming in the spring. They are decorated with flower beds, they are put on the alpine slides, used for flowers ... There is no person who would have bright green leaves and petals elastic tulips did not cause feelings of elation.
For a long time, these flowers have ceased to be somethingunusual for our growers. But not so long ago for bulb plants in the Netherlands people were willing to give up almost everything that they have. All tend to think that it is this country is the birthplace of tulips, but it is not. Plant Homeland - Central Asia. Translated name of the flower as a turban. All due to the fact that it is this element of clothes and colors similar to the shape of the cup.
Tips for planting tulips
Autumn is considered the best time for plantingtulips. All experienced gardeners know that the run in search of spring bulbs - ungrateful and wrong decision. After the tulips should be planted just before winter.
If you want to meet the spring in a "society" of thesebeautiful flowers, go buy the seeds in the spring and in the fall. After all, the best time to plant tulips, is the period from the end of September until the end of October or until the first frost. Timing can be a little shift, because the best time begins at the moment when the soil temperature drops to about 10 degrees. If you put the tulips before they germinate, and then the next year will not bloom. If planted later - just do not have time to take root, because this process requires at least 30-45 days.
There were times when planted after the firstsnow bulbs germinate and give beautiful flowers. But it is better not to experiment just so, and only when there is no other way out. In this case, you need otgresti snow, dig quite deep pit, pour hot water soil and plant bulbs. Then on top of all of this is covered by a thick layer of twigs and snow is thrown. If the weather is warm all winter, flowers need to climb.
What You Should Know
They are always planted in depth, reaching 3bulb diameter. Pour the sand into the hole so that the entire bulb was covered with them. So you can protect the plant from any diseases and pests. After planting, the entire bed of mulch should be humus of 7-10 centimeters. When the cold comes, planting sheltering spruce spruce branches, in order to delay the snow on the surface and not give to reach the bulbs.
With the onset of the next year, give the three fertilizing. The first is to take place immediately after the snow melts. For it is diluted ammonium nitrate or urea and water the plants. You can enjoy and liquid manure. If there is a desire, it is necessary to hold fertilizer even before the snow melts. To do this, only to scatter fertilizer by planting surface. They are fairly easy to dissolve, which means fast with the snow melt will enter the soil.
The second feeding should occur duringthe appearance of buds. Often make potassium or phosphorous. Dissolve one tablespoon of fertilizer spoon in a bucket of water. Such amount will be enough for one square meter.
Third top dressing - after about 10 days from theflowering. Fertilize as needed phosphorus and potassium. In the period between each feeding plants are sprayed with a solution of trace elements such as "SEMICVETIK" or "Gumat + 7".
Digging bulbs worth annually afterall the leaves will turn yellow, but still not completely dry. Otherwise the socket will simply collapse in the soil. Then the bulbs were washed, dried and stored at 25 degrees.