Tulips are among the first spring flowers. Their diversity is striking and has more than 140 species and about 4 thousand. Varieties.
But to grow them is not as difficult as it might seem.
Tulips - a bulbous perennials thatcan grow in one place for about five years. They are quite unpretentious, but for the beautiful flowering is recommended to apply some rules of planting and cultivation technology of these colors.
Site selection and planting
Despite what is a perennial plant,tulip bulbs is recommended to repot every year. This reduces the development of the disease and stimulates the formation of stems. Tulips planted in autumn in late September - early October. Choose a well-lit place and low groundwater table, as the bulbs when excessive waterlogging and rotting may die. The soil for planting is preferred light and loose, neutral alkali structure since tulips can not tolerate acidic soils.
Before planting the bulbs is removed and inspecteddamaged and darkened places. For disinfection process a weak solution of manganese-sour potassium or fundazol. Tulips are planted at a depth of 10-15 cm and at the same distance from each other. After the onset of the first frost beds with tulips is recommended to hide the insulating material for the winter.
In the spring, with the onset of the first warm days,cover with tulips should be removed. As soon as the shoots need to fertilize the flowers full of mineral fertilizer complex. A couple of weeks should produce fertilizer organic compounds. Later tulips already fed during flowering bulbs for the development and further laying the flower buds.
Mechanical care involves tulipsperiodic watering and loosening the soil. During the bloom faded flower stalks should be removed, since they form seed pods that weakens the follicle and prevents flowering next year. After ottsvetut tulips and leaves begin to turn yellow watering stop.
bulbs growth begins in this period andthe formation of new flower buds. The upper part of the ground completely dies, but because it is useful to somehow mark the place of plants, not to miss when digging. Dig tulip bulbs in July. Bulbs and daughter bulbs are separated and dried in a couple of days in the open air. Then lay the bulbs for storage following the temperature regime under the scheme - in the first three weeks of 20 ° C +, then reduce to + 15oC, and from the end of August to maintain the storage temperature + 9-12oC until the landing.