Miffy loves planting flowers in her garden, especially her favourite tulips. Do you want to come and help Miffy plant some tulips? Our expert guide will help encourage little green thumbs to learn more about growing and caring for plants and flowers.
What You Will Need To Plant Tulips
- A pack of tulip bulbs
- A spade/trowel
- A watering can
- A frost-proof outdoor pot, or patch of sunny soil in your garden
When To Plant Tulips
Autumn is the perfect time to plant tulip bulbs so that they flower in the Spring. The bulb will grow over the colder months and when the earth begins to warm up again, you will be able to watch the miracle of growth.
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4 Simple Steps For Growing Tulips
Step 1 - You can plant tulips in a flower bed outside or in a large pot on your terrace – they'll add a pretty pop of colour to any garden. Tulips like to be super toasty so plant them somewhere that gets plenty of sunlight.
Step 2 - If you're using a pot, fill it up with compost nearly to the top and make some small holes for your bulbs. 1, 2, 3... If you're planting them in the ground, get an adult to help you dig the holes. Make each hole about 6 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart - this will keep your bulbs snug and secure but with enough room to properly grow.
Step 3 - Carefully place the tulip bulbs into their little holes with the pointy end facing the sky. If you're planting them in a flowerbed, remember to sprinkle some compost into each hole for their food. Gently cover each bulb with compost or soil and press down firmly. Give all the bulbs a little drink of water and leave them to grow.
Step 4 - Tulips don't need much water, but if you see a dry patch make sure to give them a little drink. Your tulips will start peeping out in March as little green shoots. The flowers will start opening as soon as it becomes warm and sunny.
What colour will yours bloom?