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Easter Tulip Bulbs

How to Store Tulip Bulbs:
Storage: The best part about storing tulip bulbs above the ground, is that one can see the bulbs and divide them if possible. People planning to store tulip bulbs above the ground should wait for the tulip foliage to turn yellow. Yellowing implies completion of energy storage for the next year's blossoming season. If the bulbs are removed early, they won't have enough strength to grow in the following season but once the yellow indicator comes on, one can safely remove the bulbs from the ground. To prevent bulb rotting, one should clean off dirt and debris from the bulbs. Next, wash the bulbs and allow the bulbs to dry out in the sun, for a week, on a spread out newspaper.

A layer of vermiculite, dry sand or peat moss is to be spread at the bottom of a flat tray or container without a lid. Into this dry container, the bulbs are to be neatly placed, all the while ensuring that each bulb is covered by the sand-peat moss mixture. To store each bulb separately, one could use a styrofoam egg carton, or keep them in the segments of a cardboard box. The peat moss-sand mixture must be only one layer thick, for air circulation. This step is called packing of the tulip bulbs.

After packing, the next step is to keep the tulips in a cool dark place, which is well ventilated. Damp places can cause the bulbs to rot. Although moisture results from rotting, on the other hand, keeping the bulbs in dry places can cause them to dry out completely. Thus, the place chosen should ideally have average humidity, with the temperature being below 50 degrees F.

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