Keeping bare-root trees alive for a while
Please advise. I have located a nursery that has bare-root dormant trees of "Early Redhaven" peach available, and they are already selling these now. I was told that they usually run out of these by mid-February so I should order now. I am in Ottawa Zone 5a and will not be able to plant these for a while (until April, I guess). What options do I have to keep these bare-root plants viable until April.
Can I put the bare-roots in moist peat-moss and store the plants in a cool dark place? Or should I pot them now and place them in front of a west facing window that does not provide bright light?
What technique would help in keeping the plants alive until sometime in April when I shall be able to plant them out.