Return to the Oklahoma Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Digging up tulip bulbs in July?

Posted by Solorya 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 28, 13 at 15:10

I'm doing some landscaping in our yard and have decided to raise the flower bed that is against the house to help with drainage. There are about 40 tulip and daffodil bulbs planted in there, if I dig them up right now am I ruining them? Can I put them in the fridge or a cool closet and plant them again in fall? Can I put them back in the ground when I raise the bed?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Digging up tulip bulbs in July?

No, you won't ruin them; they are in their summer dormancy right now. You can store them dry in a closet until it is time to put them back in the ground. No need to put them in the frig. That will make them think it is winter. You can put them back into the ground whenever you get the bed finished. The big growers send them out to be planted in the fall because that is when they begin root growth but you don't need to wait that long to replant them.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Oklahoma Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here