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Old 05-12-2016, 05:23 AM
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bulb storage?


As I've said in another post, I have to remove a 20 foot by 3 foot flower bed, I've transplanted some plants, others I've given away...

My question today concerns bulb storage, this garden contains a 100+ bulbs (rain lilies, spider lilies, daffodil/narsissis, surprise lilies and other varies spring type bulbs, they need to come out as well,....Can anyone recommend a safe way to store these bulbs until fall? I have several old wicker baskets i thought to use, but maybe someone here might have a better idea.

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Old 05-12-2016, 06:02 PM
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Hiya ARC It sounds like your project is coming along.

At this time of the year, I think that I'd probably try to move any bulbs that I wanted to save into a temporary holding bed - or even into containers which could accommodate their continued growth throughout the season, keeping in mind that bulbs like those you've mentioned need to grow and store energy this spring and summer if they are to perform well (or even survive until) next year.

I would think that even "overcrowding" them into several community pots/containers would be more likely to assure their survival than trying to force them into a prolonged and unnatural dormancy at this time of the year.

And speaking of unnatural "extended" dormancy, I was recently at a local big box store, and I couldn't help feeling sad for the spring bulbs which they still had in stock - they were sure looking very rough, dried out, wrinkled up and probably beyond help.
Sure, they were 50% off - but they were 90% dead.
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:20 AM
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lol, I agree on the box store bulbs, I also feel sad for the plants, that just because they need a little tlc their tossed into a dumpster!

Thanks for the advice, I'm looking for some large shallow containers now

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