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RE: tulip forcing

I guess it depends on your clients... I would want one that was just about
ready (over the hump to speak), but not in bloom.

At previous native plant sales, we would force natures hand and have one of
each thing blooming (well try to, didn't always work). Dang nabbit, someone
would buy that plant first, even after explaining that it is the wrong time
and you should pick another one.... but they just tug onto that plant...

What do the rest of you do?


> Donna,
> Sorry , to put you to the trouble, but those were times for summer bulbs,
> not spring bulbs.  Last night I did look through my files and found
> estimates of 2 to 3 weeks and 2 to 4 weeks, with a caveat.  The caveat was
> that tulips require adequate rooting (noted by roots coming out the
> bottom)
> regardless of whether shoots are coming out the top, for them to be ready
> to
> be moved.  So I'll check the bottoms tomorrow.  I bet they are ready
> because
> they've had at least 16 weeks out there.  I'll probably bring them in at
> the
> end of March for the April 15 sale.  I want them to be in bud, but not in
> flower, so buyers will feel they'll get their money's worth, timewise.  A
> tag with the name and a picture will be attached to each pot.  Or do you
> think I should have some in bloom to draw attention?
> BTW - I'm sending this to Chat too in case anyone is interested in the
> timing and in case others have ideas about whether they should be in bloom
> or in bud for the sale.
> Kitty

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