Q.Have I Planted Tulip Bulbs Too Early?
Hi there – I’m in USDA hardiness zone 9 and I planted my tulip bulbs out last week (3 Oct). I have since learned that this is probably too early and I’m now worried that they will get a fungal or viral disease. Should I dig them up and replant them later?
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It is likely that they won't sprout. You will need to cool them in the refrigerator to break dormancy, since your zone is outside of where they can grow.
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