You will need
- - shovel;
- - the pruner;
- - the knife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.