Moving Daffodils In June - Knowledgebase Question

Columbia, MD
Question by lynxfox4
June 9, 2001
I know this is not optimum but I must move bunches of daffodils. The foliage is weak and pulls easily off the bulb.
How do I keep them healthy enough to replant in Fall? I've read other questions that says keep them in a dark dry place. Does that mean keep them in soil? Or simply in brown paper sacks?
The weather right now is mild, 80's and dry and breezy (not our usual hazy, hot and humid.


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Answer from NGA
June 9, 2001

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Once the foliage has faded and dried up you can dig them up, wash them off if needed, air dry them thoroughly for several days to a week, then store in an airy place in a single layer until fall. Paper bags or mesh bags work well as they allow for air circulation, but you can also lay them out on a shelf in a dark spot. Basements in older homes tend to be too damp, but a garage can be a good spot. The goal is to store them dry and dark. Check periodically for signs of mold. Replant in the fall.

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