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How to Plant Tulip Bulbs in Spring. The best time to plant tulips is in October so they will be ready to blossom the next spring. Sometimes, though, circumstances delay planting and the ground freezes in the winter. Plant the tulip bulbs as soon as the ground thaws in the spring, even if new growth has already started.When should I plant tulips?
When to plant Tulips. Tulips are planted later than other spring bulbs and the best time is October and November. Tulips need to be planted deep rather than shallow, and at least three times the depth of the bulb.Can you save tulip bulbs after the flowers die?
After the Flowers Die. After the blooms on your tulip plants have faded and begun to drop their petals, you may want to save the bulb for future planting. To ensure that the bulb remains healthy, trim off the remaining flower head to reduce the amount of energy the plant is putting into the flowering and seed-producing process.Can I still plant tulip bulbs?
If your soil is workable and unfrozen, you can still plant the bulbs, but do so as early in January as possible. Note the width of the tulip bulb. Make the hole three to four times as deep as the bulb is wide. For example, if the bulb is 2 inches wide, plant it 6 to 8 inches below the soil surface.