Let me start this post by just telling you I'm stubborn.
I could give up but I just don't see the point.
For the past several years I've killed my tulips by submerging them in moisture-retentive soil designed to keep my summer plants happy.
There was no happy medium.
What made the tulips happy, brought death and despair to the summer annuals.
Being a stubborn cuss, I tried method after method to solve this problem, to no avail. The more I failed, the more irritated I became. Come hell or high water, I was going to solve this stupid problem and I'd do it cheaply. Ha!
So I scheduled a drought and stuffed my bulbs into wire baskets lined with burlap and filled with old soil. Logic dictates that a container full of holes should drain exceedingly well. Logic won and I have tulips. Score one for the Tamster!