The Q&A Archives: Storing bulbs.

Question: I have been given a large quantity of jonquil bulbs recently and my daughter has more need of them than I do. The problem is she wants me to save them until the fall when she hopes to move into a larger house. Is this possible? If so how? Thanks.

Answer: If the bulbs were recently dug, you can safely store them in a cool, airy place over the summer months for planting in the fall. Store them in mesh bags (the kind that potatoes come in from the grocery store), or in burlap bags. Something that allows fresh air to circulate around the bulbs. Or, set them in a cardboard box with the top open. They should be planted in the fall so they have plenty of time to develop roots before they grow and flower. Enjoy!

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