What’s the latest that I can plant tulip 🌷 bulbs ?


What’s the latest that I can plant tulip bulbs ?

  7 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 23, 2017
    Depends on where you live. The time to plant in Canada is different then the time to plant in Mexico.

  • Carol Prim Carol Prim on Nov 24, 2017
    As long as the ground isn't frozen.. I planted about one hundred tulips, half came up, the squirrels dug them up and planted them all over the place. So I replanted the next year putting some chicken wire ( a little smaller then regular chicken wire) over the bulbs and then covered , it worked they are beautiful.

  • Cindy Patrice Cindy Patrice on Nov 24, 2017
    One year I kept putting it off until there I was, in the middle of a snow storm, out planting my bulbs before the ground froze!

    • Ellis Ellis on Nov 25, 2017
      I did the same thing, only it was the day before a Thanksgiving, when there were so many other chores to attend to, but snow was forecast (and it did snow). But the daffodils and other bulbs did bloom in the spring!

  • Joseph Glackin Joseph Glackin on Nov 24, 2017
    Obviously, plant before the first freeze. A first overnight frost is a good indicator. If you are competing with our rodentia friends, chicken wire or wirecloth can be laid above the bulbs to discourage them.

  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Nov 24, 2017
    Tulips love a cold winter so depending on the country you live in you could plant them in Autumn if you live in a warmer location you could trick them into thinking you are having a cold winter by placing the bulbs in the fridge in a paper bag for a few weeks before planting. There will be plenty of information on the best planting time on the internet.

  • Ellis Ellis on Nov 25, 2017
    As long as the ground is not frozen, you can plant the bulbs. I just read an account by a gardener in upstate NY, who has planted as late as near the end of December, and her bulbs bloomed in Spring.