Storing bulbs for the winter

jrmstarSeptember 3, 2009

I am in the process of rejuvenating several of my flower beds. As part of the process I have unearthed all of the bulbs which were in them... lillies, hyacinth, etc, no tulips or daffodils. I believe that I have read somewhere that I can store them for the winter in a plastic container with either sand, sawdust, or perlite. Is that correct? Any better way of doing it? Should I just go ahead and replant them after I have re-amended the soil in the beds? I guess I need to replant the hyacinth now, but what about the lillies and allium?

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For hardy bulbs like these, I think it is best to replant them now rather than attempt to store them. And if I did store them, I would not do it in a plastic box where moisture could be held - I have stored cannas in cardboard boxes with the rhizomes wrapped loosely in newspaper.

But you are fine to replant them after your work and be done with it.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 7:12AM
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