Advice 1: When to dig up tulips and daffodils

After flowering, spring bulbs flowers need to relax to the bulbs restored the supply of nutrients and prepare for next season. To help plants, you should promptly dig them, and after some time again to plant in beds.
When to dig up tulips and daffodils
You will need
  • - shovel;
  • - the pruner;
  • - the knife.
Instruction
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The special rules require farming tulips. They should be grown in loose, humus-rich soil, flowerbed during the day should be well illuminated by the sun. Nutrients in tulips first accumulate in the fleshy leaves, but after flowering they go into the bulb, so no need to trim the leaves, and when the vase life of flowers left on the plant at least two leaves.
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To the tulips bloomed magnificently, and the bulbs formed a full-fledged kids, plants need to dig every year, after the yellowing of the ground part of the plant. It must be done in order to help the plant to get rid of diseases and pests. For this purpose the drying and subsequent handling of the bulbs in disinfectant solutions before planting.
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A Mature Tulip bulb has a yellowish-milky color of the scales, unlike the immature white follicles (if you dig up the plant too early). At the same time not to be late with this procedure, otherwise the top of the scales will rot in the soil, and the digging will be meaningless infection already time to move into the bulb.
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There is a convenient and simple procedure that allows to determine the readiness of plants to digging: to wound on a finger spike. If this is successful and the stalk is not broken – it's time to dig up the tulips. Typically, this occurs at the end of June-beginning of July, but in different regions, the terms can be moved in one direction or another.
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After digging, you need to clear bulbs from the scales, then sort them by size and quality and store them in a breathable cardboard box so they dried out well. Tulips after digging in dry protected from light place at temperature 18-20oC during 1-1,5 months. If the temperature is above these values, the next year the plants will bloom worse.
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Daffodils, unlike tulips, you can not dig at all. The exception is a situation when the expanded socket requires thinning or transplanting to a new location. In this case the root system of plants is replaced gradually, the narcissist does not lose decoration for years to come.
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Floral baby Narcissa laid at lower temperatures, so they bloom better if you don't touch the plants. After being forced to transplant the daffodils bloom worse, especially in cases where the bulbs for a long time stored in a dry place and the root system completely dies.
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If you still need to transplant daffodils, it is necessary to do this at a time when the leaves begin to turn yellow and lie on the ground. Usually this occurs in mid-late June. You do not need to delay the change – better to do it immediately so as not to Deplete the root system.
Useful advice
If you neglect the farming, the quality and quantity of blooming tulips in the flower garden each year will decrease, the bulbs in this case are shrinking, nutrition is deteriorating. Given this, it is better to observe agricultural practices and dig up the tulips.

Advice 2: How to transplant tulips

Tulips - the bulbous plants and, like all bulbs, they require a transplant. Transplant them it is necessary correctly, differently you can lose quite a rare variety. Transplant tulips - hard work, but the results it brings joy.
How to transplant tulips
Instruction
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Start to dig up the plants, if two-thirds of the leaf already turned yellow,and the covering scales of the bulbs were yellow. By this time, the stem becomes soft and easy to crumple in his hands. Usually time digging tulips is at the end of June-beginning of July.
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Keep the dug up bulbs at a temperature of 23-25 degrees in a well ventilated area where the sun does not penetrate. You can store dug bulbs and outdoors, but only in the place where it is not exposed to direct sun rays. They cause burns on the bulbs.
You must consider the humidity, it needs to be at least 70%.
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When the bulbs are dry, peel them from the old roots of the earth, any remaining scales. Then sort by variety and size. After sorting, store the bulbs in a well ventilated room without draughts and direct sunlight. Watch out for humidity.
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To plant tulips in the fall, when the soil temperature at a depth of 10 cm drops to 9-10 degrees. Depending on climate it may be the end of September and beginning of November. The bulbs must be planted in prepared soil. And to do this, locate the area that the spring does not fill with water. If there is none, then raise the garden bed by adding land. Soil prepared place: Deposit chopped grass clippings, add the ash (especially if the soil is acidic), place a layer of humus. Make on a bed of grooves or pits at a depth of double the height of the bulb, cover with soil. If the winter is cold, cover with dry grass.
Note
During the rest unavoidably dried out bulbs. The shrinkage of 10-15% is considered normal.
Do not plant tulips in one place for more than three years.
Useful advice
If the bulbs from the damp mould, treat them with a strong solution of potassium permanganate.

Before planting, clean a few cloves of garlic, mash. The ground cover inside the plastic bag, fold back the bulbs and gently shake. This will protect them from pests and diseases.

You can use more simple method: before planting, soak the bulbs in a dark pink solution of potassium permanganate.
Dig up the tulips each year is recommended, it stimulates the growth of follicles. But the kids can not dig 2-3 years.

Advice 3: How to transplant tulips

Tulips usually give women on March 8. As well as daffodils, hyacinths and snowdrops, these flowers are called "primroses". Many gardeners plant in my flower beds this bright, low-maintenance plants. Tulips belong to the Lily family. They can be grown in flower beds or conservatories. Some Amateur growers cultivate them and the house, in flower pots, and with proper forcing Tulip"s bloom directly into New year.
How to transplant tulips
Instruction
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But for a beautiful garden tulips them properly to grow and correctly seated. Tulips love the light, not windy places. For their cultivation suitable fertile acidic or neutral soil. Most tulips are afraid of waterlogging. Planted tulips every 2-3 years.
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Wait for the flowering tulips and yellowing of the leaves. The leaves should be yellow by one-third. Dig up the bulbs of tulips, sort them, rinse in water. Spread to dry in a warm well ventilated room. Store Tulip bulbs at a temperature of 18-20 degrees.
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Dry them for 3-4 weeks. The bulbs should not be exposed to sunlight and the room temperature must not exceed 34 degrees, so as not to spoil the flower Bud.
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Prepare the garden bed or flowerbed of Seating tulips. Seat tulips should be no earlier than September 10th, but no later than 10 Oct, that is 1.5-2 months before the freezing of the soil.
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Planted Tulip bulbs in the prepared bed to a depth exceeding the height of the bulbs 3-4 times. The distance between bulbs should be 5-10 cm.
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By the way, the flowers of tulips with streaks or stripes are considered to be infected with the virus pestrolistnaja. Experienced growers of the bulbs of these tulips are destroyed.
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Florists suggest not to cut the flowers of tulips with stems and dig them together with the onions, wash and put in a vase. So they bloom longer. And after flowering the bulbs can also be dried and re-seat.
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