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Re: tulip forcing

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.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
Cc: "'Kitty'" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 5:04 AM
Subject: !FW: [CHAT] tulip forcing

Attached is two of them... but it doesn't have what you wanted:(

Hope you found your glasses!


> Yeah, , but I thought it'd be something to ask the group.  And since I
> don't
> have internet access at work anymore, I can't just look things up when
> they
> come to mind anymore.
> And while I am at it.  I can't find either pair of my glasses.  And I was
> even wearing the better pair tonight and then poof!   I finally had to dig
> out a 10yr old pair.  Things just don't seem to stay put anymore.
> I just know I'll never find that forcing list.  grumble....
> Kitty
> neIN, Z5
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:25 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] tulip forcing
> > No clue, but didn't you have some kind of chart last season for this?
> >
> > Donna
> >
> > >
> > > Does anyone know when I should bring in tulips I'm forcing?  They are
> in
> > > pots outside against the north wall and all have sprouted under the
> leaves
> > > about 4-6 inches.  I know there is some sort of timing , like 3 weeks,
> to
> > > bring them into the house to have them in bud or in bloom within a
> certain
> > > amount of time.  I want to have these in bud or bloom by April 15.
> Any
> > > ideas?
> > >
> > > Kitty
> >
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