Moldy Tulip Bulbs
It is not that unusual for their skins to have a bit of penicillin mold but these are beyond that tad bit stage.
|Mold penetrating tulip bulb|
|Mold on emerging tulip bulb growth|
So, what to do? The plant references say to throw them out and buy new ones but I already spent $22 for 50 of these white tulip beauties.
First, they got a soak in 1% bleach solution in the kitchen sink in the hope that the bleach would stop the mold from continuing to grow without killing the life force in the bulb itself.
After a good slosh around, I wiped them off to see how much damage was beneath the blue and black.