Transplant Tulip Bulbs

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Transplanting tulip bulbs should be done after they've bloomed. Don't leave them in the ground for too long after transplanting. Transplant tulips in fall or winter with advice from a gardening specialist in this free video on plant and flower care. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen from In this segment we are learning all about how to transplant tulip bulbs. Now we all have tulip bulbs that we get in pots at Valentine's Day or the middle of Winter and they are beautifully in bloom and then the blooms fade away and we don't know what to do with them. Well I always say if you ever have tulips in a pot or they are in an area of your garden and you want to put them in a different area of the garden move them any time they are not blooming so as soon as they are done blooming is the best time to transplant them and they are always very easy to transplant. So I've got these tulip bulbs that were in this pot and they are done blooming and I have watered the pots for the Summer because you never want to keep these too dry either because I think that is the number one thing that we use our tulips in the Northwest because we never water them in the Summer. So we put them in a bed that is far away or we leave them in the pot and they dry out and just cook over the Summer so a trick that I've found is to actually keep those tulips watered over the Summer if you live in especially the Portland area where we get really hot Summers any more and they will do a lot better and now it is the Fall and I'm going to transplant them into my garden so that I can enjoy them in my garden next Spring so it is very important that you plant them about three inches deep, they don't need to be any deeper than that and I'm just going to put them in groups of three or more so you don't want to have just one by itself because they have not done anything wrong. You never put your plants in time out so I'm going to put three of these tulips in a triangle. Next year they'll be just gorgeous right here. So the trick is to just transplant them and to plant them back where you want them as soon as you dig them up. You never want to leave them out of the ground too long and if you do it is a lot easier to leave them in soil or just put them in a paper bag so that they don't get too wet or too dry. When transplanting your tulip bulbs make sure to do it right away because you don't want to leave them out of the ground for very long and you want to keep them dry if you need to but not too dry that they just burn up and at the same time you don't want to leave them in mud or somewhere where they are not going to get any air because then they might start rotting so then the safest place is always in the ground. So when you transplant tulips do it any time they are not blooming, the Fall or the Winter of course is the best time but any more I'm finding that my garden has no rules and that I try to transplant and garden year round whenever I get a chance and that is always the best time.