Is it feasible to grow tulips in the same raised bed as my tomatoes?

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Hello. I am wondering if I use the same raised garden beds that my tomatoes are growing in to later plant tulip bulbs in the fall? Do I need to do anything to change the soil? And can I continue to use my beds for tomatoes and tulips every year as long as I lift the bulbs?

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  • Marra Marra on Aug 18, 2017
    As long as your raised beds provide at least 6" of good soil you shouldn't have any problems at all. You could even extend the display a bit by planting some daffodils to appear before the tulips. After the blooming, amend the soil with a fresh layer of compost and you should be good to go for the tomato season.
  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 18, 2017
    Hello Marlene, I don't see why you wouldn't be successful with your bulbs as long as they are planted deep enough. In my vegetable garden I use one-third soil, one-third manure, and one third sand. The sand is for retaining water. You might want to consider diluting 2 tablespoons of Epson Salt in a gallon of water and sprinkling it on your bed. That will put enzymes back in to the soil. Hope this helps you. Good luck and Happy Gardening,
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Aug 18, 2017
    As long as you mark off where you are going to plant the tomatoes so that the plant roots are far enough away from the tulips while they are dormant, you should be able to leave the bulbs underground year round.
  • Beth Stern Beth Stern on Aug 19, 2017
    Yes you can, I do it all the time
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