Tagged: rotting tulip bulbs This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Lotus Flower ABGrows Site Moderator 1 year, 7 months ago. Author Posts May 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm #10592 shirleym Participant Has anyone had problems with tulip bulbs rotting? What would cause this? A wet cool spring? May 10, 2017 at 5:53 pm #10599 sunnyedm Participant Well I planted a couple dozen bulbs last fall in my front garden and I have only had about 6-7 come up, so I am at a loss at what the issue is? Should I dig into the soil now and see if they have just rotted? Is that how you found out they rotted? May 12, 2017 at 3:50 am #10626 Lotus Flower ABGrows Site Moderator Keymaster The wet cool spring certainly can cause bulbs to rot. We discovered rotting bulbs when we dug to investigate. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.