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tulip bulbs

Posted by oscarthecat z7MD (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 23, 12 at 17:00

When is best time to dig tulip bulbs???


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RE: tulip bulbs

After the foliage has died down, but before it is gone completely and the position of the bulb is lost. Many bulbs are damaged when digging them when we don't know where they are. Al


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  • Posted by pippi21 Z7 Silver Spring, Md (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 30, 12 at 7:48

Al..do you have any suggestions for marking plants that one wishes to dig up and remove other than plant ID marker? How does one know they have dug up all the bulbs planted in same area?


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RE: tulip bulbs

Al mentioned digging before the foliage is completely gone in order to mark the spot. I sometimes push it a bit more and dig just as the leaves begin to yellow. They are still attached pretty good to the bulbs at that point and it's easy to dig it all at the same time.

Let them dry out for another week or two somewhere in the shade until the foliage is completely brown and bulbs, roots and foliage all easily break apart.


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