Tulips; The Perfect Kitchen Garden Flower

I picked the first of my tulips this afternoon. I have a bank of them growing along the left hand side of mtp. I love tulips. They’re just so crisp and fresh. I love the way that they’re quite firm to the touch and stand bolt upright. I love the way sometimes their colour doesn’t got all the way to the bottom of the petals but merges into green just before it hits the stalk. I love that squeaky noise that they make when you rub the leaves together.

They’re also the perfect cut flower for the kitchen garden! You plant them in Aug, Sept when most vegetables are coming to an end and you’ve got lots of ground to play with. And they flower so early that they will be over and done with by the time the ground is needed again for vegetables. Brilliant!

4 Comments on “Tulips; The Perfect Kitchen Garden Flower

  1. Tulips are one of my favourites. They look, I dunno, quite classy somehow, standing so tall.

    My tulips at the allotment are getting sadder by the year. Only a handful now and no where near ready for picking. Do you leave them in the ground/replace them every year/feed them something special?

    Yeah, think I have neglected them somewhat…..

  2. Just wanted to say you have a lovely blog.
    Found you last week and managed to read through the entire blog over the weekend and you are now linked into my favourites!
    I’ve grown in pots the past few years but managed to steal some lawn for my very own patch. It’s teeny weeny but hoping that with bribery of delicious fresh food my husband may let me expand next year!
    I’ll be a regular reader now so thank you in advance for the helpful hints and beautiful photos you post!

  3. Thank you for this post. I have grown tulips for the first time this year and I’m going out right now to pick a bunch for the kitchen.