Posted: 15/06/2016 at 19:57
It takes a good few years before those bulblets will make viable tulips passionate. Considering they're relatively cheap to buy I can't see what you're trying to achieve. I don't lift and store tulips personally. I plant deep, about 8 inches and leave them too it for 3-5 years. I had the best display ever this year so I may have to renew them after next year. Keeping compost is ok as bulbs have all they need to grow within the bulb. Keeping compost for next year seems a bit of a phaff especially as it's relatively cheap these days.