How to Store Unplanted Tulip Bulbs?✅

Hello plant lovers from all over the world, welcome to another topic with me. today we are going to talk about how we can store unplanted tulip bulbs and what are the important thing that we need to know.

But before we begin i suggest to take a look at these Articles about tulip Bulbs that might help you out. “Storing Tulip Bulbs in Refrigerator” and “storing Tulip bulbs over summer” these might help your needs.

buying Unplanted Tulip Bulbs

How To Prepare And Learn About Unplanted Tulip Bulbs?

Well, now you have to get the tulip bulbs from outside. To get the unplanted tulip bulbs, you can go to flower centers or luxury plant stores and get any type of tulips you want. In the stores, be careful to ask for the type of bulbs, as you know, we have two types of bulbs, tender and hard bulbs, you can even say spring and summer…

  1. Tender bulbs: Summer flowering bulbs, such as dahlias, begonias, cannas, elephant ears, and gladiolus, cannot survive underground in the winter so storing tulip bulbs in winter is not suitable for this type.
    When the ground freezes, these tender bulbs may rot if left in the ground. Once tender summer flowering bulbs have wilted in the fall, dig them up before the first frost and store them indoors during the winter.
  2. Hardy bulbs: Not all bulbs need to be stored indoors during the winter. Spring bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and hyacinths, actually benefit from their time in the cold winter soil. It is true that this type is not very suitable for storing tulip bulbs in winter, but it can be.
    When their foliage wilts in the summer or fall, you can trim away some of the dead plant matter, but leave the bulbs in the ground to bloom next spring. Some gardeners dig up hardy bulbs anyway, to divide or replace overcrowded bulbs for maximum yield.

As we said, there are different types of tulip bulbs, some of them are better to store in late summer and some of them better storing tulip bulbs in winter, but if we pass from this words you want to store unplanted tulip bulbs as other storing tulip bulbs.

This method of storage also has ways and methods that we must pay attention to. If you don’t know anything about storing tulip bulbs, you can collect information about tulip bulbs by visiting the Apartmentflowers website.

As you know, everything has principles, if for example you get tulip bulbs without any information and want to plant them, first of all, you will stay in summer and spring, then how to plant and care for it, third, fertilization and water.

The fourth tenth of the temperature, you don’t know anything about these methods and it will eventually lead to the drying of this beautiful flower, so we should always read about what we want to take care of and know how to take care of it. Next, we want to teach you how to store unplanted tulip bulbs.

Unplanted Tulip Bulbs care tips

How To Store Unplanted Tulip Bulbs

As you know, when we come to the topic of storage, it should be more about the temperature and the place where the plant is kept. In the storage of planted bulbs, we said that it should be in a dark place away from the sun, but is this also the case for storing unplanted tulip bulbs? To store unplanted tulip bulbs, don’t worry about the luxury of a box, any kind of box will do.

You should also prepare some peat moss. Instead of a box, you can also use a paper bag, so if you don’t have a box, get a paper bag. Now we want to see how to store them.

Place the unplanted bulbs in a box with some moist peat moss. You can also use a paper bag or mesh bag instead. Add a few handfuls of slightly moist peat moss and mix it in with the unplanted bulbs so that they do not dry out during storage.

Air flow is important, so do not seal or close the container. Well, now with the explanations we gave, we are getting closer to the answer to our question. Yes, unplanted tulip bulbs should also stay in a dark place away from light, so it is no different from after planting.

Move the bulbs to a cool (50 to 60 F), dry and dark location. The garage, attic or crawl space may be the perfect storage area.

Now we can ask the question, how long can we keep our unplanted tulip bulbs under these conditions? Most bulbs, if stored correctly, can be kept for about 12 months before needing to be planted. The longevity of flowering bulbs is largely determined by the adequacy of the storage provided.

Check on your bulbs every few weeks. This is essential to keep your bulbs healthy. Spray some water onto the peat moss if it is dry. If some of the bulbs have rotted, you will need to throw them out and you may need to check on your bulbs more often to avoid it from happening again.

Continue to check on your bulbs until the fall when you can plant them. So, how can we know if this bulb is good or spoiled?  If it is mushy or destroyed by gently squeezing it, then the bulb is no longer good. On the flip side, if the bulb has completely dried out and it is shriveled up and brittle when squeezed, then it is most likely no longer good.

how to save Unplanted Tulip Bulbs care tips

Now the only question remains that should I put tulip bulbs in the fridge?

To chill tulip bulbs, place them in a paper or plastic bag punched with holes and store them in the refrigerator for six weeks or more. But this method is not suitable for unplanted tulip bulbs, so it is better to act according to the above and store your bulbs accordingly, and there is no need for a refrigerator.

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