Answer: You are right to wonder about it. Bare root plants should be kept cool so they will stay dormant and they should be planted immediately while still dormant so they can wake up naturally with the season. Alternatively they could be potted up and kept in a poly house or similarly protected indoors at night (in the garage maybe) but set outside in a sheltered location out of wind during the day so they can grow on until it is safe to plant them in the ground. Once they start to grow foliage indoors they are very tender and must be protected from frost; however, keeping them indoors is usually not a bright enough location for them to be healthy.
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