Tulip bulbs and daffodil bulbs need to be planted in the Fall, from September to December. Best before the first night frost. If the soil is still too warm in September, it is better to wait a bit longer.
Tulips and daffodils bloom in the Spring, depending on the weather, in April and May.
If you pay attention to the timing, you can not go wrong and will enjoy your flowers in the Spring.
All nutritions a tulip bulb needs to start flowering is already inside the bulb. Only when it is too dry in spring you can add some water.