Tulips Coming Up Before Last Hard Frost

cHm241509 added on March 21, 2016 | Answered

I live in SW New Hampshire, and planted about 100 tulips this past October. We had a mild winter, and now my tulips are coming up (about 2-4" tall now). Should I be concerned about evening temps being 32 degrees? Should I cover them? Thank you for any advice! Sincerely, Casey

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Answered on March 22, 2016

In most cases your tulips and spring bulbs will not be effected by dips in temperatures.
If the there is an extended freeze or if temperatures in the daytime remain below 29 degrees F. they could suffer some damage.
You can cover the plants overnight if you wish.
Even if the plants are effected by the freeze your bulbs will recover and bloom again next year.


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