Planting bulbs

mainerose(4)October 22, 2007

I have a bunch of daffodil bulbs to plant, but it's been so warm I'm afraid they'll start to grow if I put them in the ground. I admit I'm a real ignoramus when it comes to fall plantings. Is it safe to put them in when it is still so warm or must I wait until it's cold enough to freeze my tush?

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Cindy_T(z4-5 ME)

I haven't planted mine yet. The ground is still pretty warm and, like you, I'm concerned that they'll try to grow. OTOH, I'm beginning to worry that they won't have time to get established if they don't go in soon.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2007 at 7:40AM
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veilchen(5b southern Maine)

I planted mine last week. The warm temps won't last, and as of yesterday the typical fall weather is back. You can plant them well into Nov. as long as you get them in before the ground freezes.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2007 at 6:44AM
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zengeos(5 Maine)

My nderstanding wih most bulbs is that it's ok if they grow some in the fall.I know my Alliums and Muscari all started to grow. I planted many of my bulbs, including 100 or so narcissi in mid October into Mid November. Some folks advise to plant as much as 4-6 weeks BEFORE the ground freezes.

I guess I'll find out in the Spring!

Not to advertise or anything, but Scheepers sent very nice bulbs...at very good prices. Haven't tried Bulbs Direct yet, and they don't offer the large variety Scheepers does, but they have some pretty sweet specials...200 bulbs for under $20, with a nice variety, including narcissus, muscari, allium, etc.

If it hadn't snowed on December 1st, I was tempted to buy MORE bulbs and plant them on my day off. Unfortunately, it snowed, so now bulbs for me!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2007 at 1:37PM
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