How to Grow Tulips in a Pot

Growing Tulip bulbs in a pot instead of a flower bed is an easy and rewarding task. Planting bulbs in containers gives the gardener more control over all of all of the growing conditions for the flowers. Not to mention, since the flowers aren’t cemented to the earth, planting in containers gives you the ability to move your flowers around your home or garden.

To grow tulips in a container, begin by acquiring a container that is at least 18 inches deep. The bottom of the container should be equipped with drainage holes that are sufficiently large enough to allow quick water drainage.

Fill the bottom 2 inches of the pot with gravel and then pour organic potting soil 2 inches below the brim of the container. Next, follow the instructions on the back of the package in which you purchased your tulip bulbs for planting.

Most species need only to be planted 2 inches under the soil, watered in, and then left to be influenced by Mother Nature. Once the bulbs are planted it is a good idea to firmly pack down the soil with your hands and then saturate the potting soil with water. This will eliminate any trapped air bubbles and act as a cushion for the bulbs as they begin to sprout and bloom.