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Store Your Bulbs for the Winter

By gingin
October 24, 2011

When I have dried bulbs that do not need stratification, I store them in an empty coffee can with shredded paper until I'm ready to get them going again in spring.

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threegardeners
Oct 23, 2011 8:00 PM CST
I am for sure going to try this!
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 24, 2011 4:20 AM CST
I have had little occassion to store any bulbs --- in fact only 2 times in my life & I happened to have some sawdust handy at the time so I used that. But now I live more northerly than before & the situation may present itself again. This is a great tip to know because newspaper is always readily available. Thanks Ginger!
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KyWoods
Oct 24, 2011 10:36 AM CST
What a great idea for all that shredded paper I've been sending to the recyclers! Thanks!
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locakelly
Oct 24, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Excellent tip and definitely a great way to recycle the paper! Hurray!
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gingin
Oct 24, 2011 2:24 PM CST
Thanks...glad you liked the tip I tip my hat to you. It's a maybe situation here whether the caladiums will come back so I put them in coffee cans with shredded paper...ie: all those "you are pre approved" to go further in debt notices. They get shredded anyway, so might as well be put to good use. Rolling my eyes.
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KyWoods
Oct 24, 2011 3:06 PM CST
LOL, I just finished putting a couple of those in the bag destined for the shredder, not five minutes ago!
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gingin
Jul 23, 2013 3:19 PM CST
Had a bit of a surprise this spring. When I went to start bulbs someone had nested in the coffee can...nice little nest and half eaten "goodies" Hilarious! Hilarious! guess I'll make a lid of old screen to cover this year Green Grin!
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 23, 2013 6:41 PM CST
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KyWoods
Jul 24, 2013 7:55 AM CST
Oh, noooooo! Grumbling

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