Tulip by right can be called a favorite of gardenersof the whole planet. This flower fascinates with its beauty, riot of colors, variety of forms. Achievements of modern breeding allow from the first days of spring and until the summer to observe on flower beds, garden sites, balconies bright tulip flowers. Care for them and growing is not a complicated process, but requires certain knowledge and skills. About how to independently grow a tulip from a bulb to a bud on your site, is told in this article.
Choosing varieties of tulips
To date, many varieties of thisflower. But not all of them are suitable for growing outdoors. Buying bulbs of tulips, specify at the seller when this kind blooms. For cultivation on an open stretch, plants suitable for the budding of which fall at the end of April - beginning of June. These are the grades Diplomat, Oxford, London, Negrita, Aristocrat. If you plant in the open ground bulbs that are bred for cultivation in greenhouses, they will come out weak and sick or simply do not ascend.
Preparing the soil for forcing out tulips
In late September - early October, you need to prepare a site where tulips will grow. The place of planting of these flowers must meet the following requirements:
How to plant a tulip?
Cultivation and care of bulbous plantsbegins with planting them in the ground. This procedure is carried out in the autumn, when the air temperature drops to + 9 ° C. Plant flowers at a depth of 15-20 cm between them should be a distance of not less than 10 cm. For the prevention of diseases, you can treat the bulbs with fungicide before planting ("Fundozol", "Euparen", "Topsin"). To do this, you need to dissolve 30 g of the drug in a bucket of water and keep the tulips there for about half an hour. If the autumn is warm, then the landing site can be watered.
Tulip: cultivation and care in the spring-summer period
Very quickly in the spring grows a tulip. Growth and care during this period is the regular fluffing of soil and timely irrigation.
When cutting a bud, leave the bottom twoa leaf to the bulb was from which to feed on and develop normally. If the tulip remains until the end of flowering on the stem, then you need to cut off its seed box, so that the strength of the plant is not wasted on the development of unnecessary seeds. After the end of budding, the tulips must be treated again with fertilizers based on potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus.
In the period of yellowing of foliage on tulips, bulbsshould be excavated and treated with a fungicide in the same way as before planting. Then dry for a few days in a dry shaded place. For storage, put bulbs in a ventilated container or tissue bag and leave until autumn in a dark place.
That in your spring garden was bright and beautiful,plant flower tulip. Growing and caring for it - the occupation is very fascinating. Having listened to the recommendations presented in this article, you can independently grow beautiful flowers.