Introduction - Bulbs

A bulb is a kind of underground food store which the plant uses to grow. Many spring flowers grow from bulbs.

A bulb is the part of some plants, mostly underground which stores food while the plant is resting from growing. So they can store energy from one season to the next. When it starts to grow, the bulb uses this stored energy to develop its roots, shoots, leaves and flowers.

Bulbs don’t have to wait for the perfect weather or ideal soil conditions, they already have what they need to survive. People grow bulbs like onions and garlic for food, and examples of flowers grown from bulbs include, tulips, daffodils, irises.

Learn more by reading the DK Find Out - Growing Flowers web site.

Watch the video below to see Tulip bulb grow over a 22 day period.

Tulip Growing - 22 Day Time Lapse
Bulbs Growing

This is part of the Things That Grow information.