When I bought a bag of tulips in the reduced aisle a couple of weeks ago, I could already see that they were starting to sprout. No wonder, as they were in a heated environment.
I wasn’t unduly surprised either when I saw that one had continued its growth
in the planter on the patio. The compost in the planter isn’t very deep and the patio is no doubt sheltered.
Talking of doubts, however, brings me to the question of whether I should or could do anything to slow down or even stop the tulip from growing right now. Covering the growing tip with compost seems like one solution but then are all the tulips at the same point under the soil?
On a different note, at least the garlic has started to shoot through the soil as well. I had been concerned about it appearing so late after planting (just over two months) but in this case, ironically, it might be because I planted it more deeply than usual.