You will need
- - potassium permanganate;
- - sphagnum;
- - tight wrapping paper.
Preparation of Tulip bulbs for long-term storage should be started as soon as the plants Bud. In order that the follicle is well-formed, tall order seed pods.
When the top two leaves of the plant turn yellow, dig the bulbs out of the ground. This usually occurs in early July, but in your garden can be more than late varieties. Digging up the tulips best in dry, very Sunny weather. Extracted from the earth, the plants dry in the shade for two to three days, arranging them evenly on the dry surface.
Separate the bulbs from the stems and roots. Diseased bulbs it is best to immediately throw it away. Treat planting material in a weak solution of potassium permanganate for half an hour. Treated tulips need to dry for three to five days, spilling them in a single layer on a dry cloth or paper.
Stored the bulbs in a cardboard or wooden boxes. To planting material is not spoiled, put the tulips in the boxes in two layers and put the container in a dry place with temperatures not below twenty-three degrees. By August, the temperature at which the stored bulbs, you should reduce to twenty degrees, and in September – to fifteen.
When the temperature of the soil will remain ten to fifteen degrees, the bulbs are planted in the ground. If you are going to plant tulips in the fall, wrap the bulbs in a few layers of heavy wrapping paper, doing it well, and store in vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. You can wrap the bulbs with sphagnum.
In April you can plant doleantie until spring tulips in a shallow box. Pour it in the garden soil and firmly place bulbs on this layer. Pour the tulips five-centimeter layer of soil and pour.
After emergence pricopie box in the garden. Tulips planted in this way will bloom later than those that were planted in the fall.
To store Tulip bulbs until the spring is undesirable. To protect plants from rodents, bulbs can be planted in the garden beds or in baskets of wire mesh.