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Question: Hello!

I am forcing bulbs indoors and I am keeping those in my garage where temperature is around of 30 degrees. My garage is always close and has windows so there is little light during the day. Do my bulbs need to stay in a complety dark room? I don't want them to fail bloom.
Thanks for your help.

Answer: The bulbs do need complete darkness at this stage. You can provide that by enclosing them in or covering them with a cardboard box, for example. My concern though is that the garage may be too cold. The ideal temperature is about 40 to 45 degrees. You do not want to keep them so cold that they freeze, this will damage the bulbs. Good luck with your project!

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