Bulbs forum: Can I plant daffodils now?

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ssgardener
Apr 21, 2012 6:24 PM CST
I just got a free box of daffodil bulbs.

I don't think the leaves had completely yellowed before the bulbs were pulled, so I don't think this is the best time to be transplanting them, but they were free! Big Grin

Do you have any tips on planting them in April? Anything I should be doing to make sure they survive this summer and actually bloom next year?
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Newyorkrita
Apr 22, 2012 2:35 PM CST
Honestly, I have no idea. I have never heard of planting daffs in April. But never have gotten daffs with folliage either. I guess if they are free bulbs you don't have much to loose.
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dave
Apr 22, 2012 3:13 PM CST

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I have transplanted daffodils in the springtime, after the blooms were spent but before the foliage withered, and they handled it just fine. I made sure to water them more than I typically would for the first couple weeks after planting.
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ssgardener
Apr 22, 2012 5:03 PM CST
Thanks, Dave and Rita! I'm going to plant them as soon as the soil is workable (we're getting some much needed rain right now) and hope for the best.
Name: Betty
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Apr 24, 2012 4:26 PM CST
Would the same hold true for tulips that one might want to transfer to a different location as well? I want to move them before I forget where they are at. I have many things together in one spot that if I don't move them while I know where they are it won't get done at all
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