Ever wondered where all the tulip bulbs come from? In the Netherlands there are a lot of tulip farms with endless tulip fields. On these fields millions of tulips are grown every year. Around the end of April lots of farmers are topping tulips (taking the tulip head or flower off) so the bulbs can get stronger before they are taken out of the ground during the summer months.
But for tulip lovers it is a horrible sight. Big machines rolling into a colorful and wonderful smelling tulip field and it starts topping the tulips. What is left is an field with green stems (and an occasionally tulip who is to small to be chopped).
But have a look for yourself how it is done in the video below:
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