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More questions about sprouting tulips

Posted by kimcoco Zone 5, Wisconsin (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 20, 09 at 23:43

At first I was excited that my tulips were coming up (squirrels didn't get to them), but I've read a few things on this forum that lead me to believe it would be better if they bloomed/sprouted later. My first year with bulbs, of course.

We have freezing temperatures here, still. Ugh!

Should I be covering my tulip sprouts in this weather? They are peeking through the topsoil maybe by 1/4 - 1/2 inch.


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RE: More questions about sprouting tulips

We have freezing temperatures here, still. Ugh!

Should I be covering my tulip sprouts in this weather? They are peeking through the topsoil maybe by 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
No, that is not necessary. They will be fine. Spring flowering bulbs know when to emerge, and they are capable of cold or even freezing temps after they have emerged.

I have daffs in full bloom and they survived the 24 degree temps last night just fine. I have seen them also survive snow just fine too, with the exception of it sometimes bending and breaking the stems.

Sue


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