Remedial fall gardening in the spring

mrehberg(z 2&3 / Alaska)May 25, 2009

Spring is here, and here I am doing remedial fall bulb plantings! Am I the only one?

Chances are about even in a given year that I miss the fall bulb planting time and then hit the hard ground freeze, then have to overwinter them until spring. Here are some observations:

- "seed garlic" bought for planting does not survive well, usually drying out

- however, my own home-grown garlic from last summer (the leftovers we didn't eat!) overwinters beautifully in the same conditions, and I just planted out a bunch of firm robust cloves

- tulip and daffodil survival in a 40 degree garage is not terrible - maybe 2/3 make it thru without drying or molding

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

I didn't realize fall bulbs could even be planted in spring.

Won't they rot underground because of too much moisture, instead of cold weather, just after they've been planted?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2009 at 7:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mytime(3/4 Alaska)

I too have planted tulip and daffodil bulbs in the spring. Although it's certainly not ideal, it only takes a few minutes to get them in the ground, and any that come up are better than the zero that come up if you don't plant them!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 2:26AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Bacopa Propagation from Cuttings
I have been searching the net trying to find out how...
SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC
Blackberry 2014 update...
The other thread was getting too long. Please post...
Konrad___far_north
Far North on Facebook
Do any of you remember Sharon, "Crazy_Gardener",...
marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario
Heat Mats
How many of you use a heat mat for seed germination? Our...
nutsaboutflowers
Finally!
Even my daffodils, south side close to house, are popping...
prairie_northrose (3a north of Calgary, AB, Canada)
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™