Overwintering bulbs got wet, now sprouting, what do I do?

ringopk(USDA 6)January 15, 2007

We experienced a flood in our basement, some of the bulbs I had overwintering there got wet and are now sprouting.

Do I leave them there, or plant them in pots in doors. I have 20 - 30 plants so planting indoors would not be convenient, but I don't want to lose the plants.

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Grancru(z5 MI)

Put them in a dry, cool place either in peat moss, sawdust, or potted and let them be. The sprouting will slow and they will be fine come spring. I leave mine in pots all year in the basement (65-67 degrees) and they always sprout a little. Come spring I repot in fresh soil, some time release food and they are great.

Grancru

    Bookmark   January 30, 2007 at 9:59AM
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csmc22(ontario Z5b)

Hello;
I have overwintered cannas. I divided them into 5 tubers & have put them into two 8" pots, half burying them. They are in a room with 20C temperature but not in the light. Some of them have sprouted green leaves. my question is ,I did not fully bury them. is that a problem? Also they aren't getting a lot of light.I plan to move them out in May. Will they survive inside till then.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 5:02PM
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