Iris bulbs sprouting too soon?
Hi there, I'm in Toronto Canada and it's not time yet to plant bulbs. I bought a bag of iris bulbs from Costo, 50 Discovery and 50 Mount Everest. I just looked at the back of the bag and through the window, I can see almost all bulbs have a 1/2" pale yellowish green sprout. How can I slow them down? I've stored them in the cool basement until now.
I've pot planted my Dahlia bulbs for transplanting later. Should I do the same with these? I've got 100 bulbs!!:EEK: I don't want the iris plants to get straggly, which so often happens if planted too soon in pots before planting into the garden. Our normal outdoor planting weekend is May 24 so there's still 8 weeks to go.
Any suggestions? Should I slow them down, and if so, how? thanks for any help.