new bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Radford, Vi
Question by bnester0007
December 16, 2010
I bought some bulbs this year before thanksgiving but failed to get them in the ground. The ground here is frozen now and I was wondering if and how i might go about preserving these bulbs until next fall so I can plant them then.


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Answer from NGA
December 16, 2010

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Your bulbs won't survive if you don't plant them now. How about planting them in containers rather than in the ground? Just fill the containers with potting soil, plant your bulbs, and leave the containers outdoors. They will sprout right on time for you. After they have finished flowering you can cut off the flower stem. After the foliage ripens and turns yellow you can cut it off at soil level, remove the bulbs from the containers and plant them in the ground.

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