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Old 12-12-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Hi everyone, I have the worst brown thumb - I recently got a house so I decided to plant bulbs (everyone said they were the easiest) so I planted them at the end of October. I noticed that some are starting to grow out of the ground already only about 3/4 of them.

My question to all who are lucky to have a green thumb is this normal????/
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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If you planted them at the proper depth it could be normal. My sister has several bulbs coming up which is the result of a wave of warmer days in the past. Providing it is cold/cool where you are they will probably stop growing thereby going dormant and then when spring comes they will start growing again. Good luck!
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: rain city
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You planted "bulbs", were they all tulips? Different bulbs have different schedules. Different tulip varieties bloom at different times too. Tulips should not be coming up in December, no.

You didn't tell us where you're located? This matters.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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I'm from Northern NJ... I planted tulips and Narcissus (sp?)
I know they were scheduled to bloom early spring
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Early bloomers could be coming up right now with the warmer weather. Last week, it was near 70 here. It's going to be even warmer next week. They should go dormant again once it cools off to normal. I've got daffodils coming up in the yard too.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:51 AM
 
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Yeh they do that..One of my favorite views...the first crocus of spring rising up through some snow pats.

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Old 12-16-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Thanks - I really wish I had a green thumb - so I'm trying... I hope it comes out ok...
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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If they're planted at the right depth your tulips will be ok. They do need a certain number of freezing hours to bloom properly. A trick: since tulips are basically a one or two season plant and then you have to dig them out planting them deeper will inhibit the bulb splitting and you stretch out the number of years they'll bloom before they stop. The flowers are somewhat smaller in the out years.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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Just another update and question:
They are really starting to come out of the ground you could clearly see the stem and the leaf...

Question: What are the little white seeds(i guess you would call them) on top of the ground?
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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white seeds? hmm, not sure what that is. my tulips are also coming up. if you used potting soil to plant them it may have had perlite in it which looks sorta like ground up styrofoam pieces. this may be coming up to the surface.
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