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Remedial fall gardening in the spring

Posted by mrehberg z 2&3 / Alaska (My Page) on
Mon, May 25, 09 at 11:14

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

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RE: Remedial fall gardening in the spring

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?

RE: Remedial fall gardening in the spring

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!

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