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Tulips

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:49 AM
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The past month and a half has been so warm that my tulips started growing. They haven't bloomed bit the leaves are about 7in high. Now it's snowing. I'm afraid if the frost wilts them now they won't bloom again until next year. Is there anything I can do?
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:49 AM
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frndlyfn
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:51 AM

Ummm Not sure.  Usually if you can, cover with grass clippings the stems to protect them.  We have had daffodills come up and tulips.  So pretty but none of the freezing temps.

justone_jen
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:52 AM
You can cover them.

I love tulips.
justone_jen
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:54 AM
http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/rescue-flowers-frost
supergasper
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:56 AM

Yes, this.  Cover them with an old blanket, sheet, or burlap.  My tulips are early this year.  Half of them are in full bloom.  

Quoting justone_jen: You can cover them. I love tulips.


TurtleMami
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:57 AM
Thanks

Quoting justone_jen: http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/rescue-flowers-frost
justone_jen
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:58 AM
No worries. :)

Quoting TurtleMami: Thanks

Quoting justone_jen: http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/rescue-flowers-frost
TurtleMami
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:59 AM
Don't know how well that will work though... a foot of snow will be the MINIMUM amount we get. Spring won't get here till may-june

Quoting supergasper:

Yes, this.  Cover them with an old blanket, sheet, or burlap.  My tulips are early this year.  Half of them are in full bloom.  

Quoting justone_jen: You can cover them.

I love tulips.

supergasper
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:26 AM
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They haven't bloomed yet, so I think you might be ok.  I'd just try it and hope for the best.  It really depends on how far below freezing it gets and how long it stays that way.  

Quoting TurtleMami: Don't know how well that will work though... a foot of snow will be the MINIMUM amount we get. Spring won't get here till may-june
Quoting supergasper:

Yes, this.  Cover them with an old blanket, sheet, or burlap.  My tulips are early this year.  Half of them are in full bloom.  

Quoting justone_jen: You can cover them. I love tulips.



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