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tulip-store bulbs

Posted by poppy88 z5 (My Page) on
Thu, May 31, 07 at 15:09

Hi,
The city dug up alot of tulip bulbs at this time of the year, like many others I picked some up yesterday(with out knowning what to do with it). Could you share with me your success story of how to stored the bulbs and when to plant for next sprngs ?

Thank you very much.


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RE: tulip-store bulbs

  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (My Page) on
    Thu, May 31, 07 at 21:39

small bulbs, I compost. No question.

Large bulbs, I keep in a cool, dry spot in my gazebo until fall when I plant the bulbs. I keep the tops on the plants until they are dried and shrivelled. If you have a colour reference, that is even better.

Sometimes, if I am not cramped for space, I will plant the bulbs and stems immediately, and wait for the leaves to shrivel and dry. That works well, and then you have the bulbs already in place for next spring. Squirrels sometimes do some rearranging, as well as snacking.


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