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Storing bulbs for the winter

Posted by jrmstar 7 Rome (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 3, 09 at 7:00

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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RE: Storing bulbs for the winter

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.

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