Forgotten Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Levittown, PA
Avatar for dannan
Question by dannan
January 4, 1998
I just found some bulbs that I forgot to plant last fall. They've been in a cool spot in my shed. Can I plant them in spring, or keep them until next fall?

Answer from NGA
January 4, 1998
If the bulbs are tulips, hyacinths, or crocus, I'd toss them out and make another try next fall. Daffodils or lilies might still have enough in them to survive, if not flower this spring.

You can also plant them in spring, just to see what happens. Consider it an experiment. If they grow and flower, great. If they grow but don't flower, you might chose to leave them and see if they'll flower the following spring. Most likely they'll neither grow nor flower in which case they'll simply disappear into the soil.

Good luck!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Visual_Botanics and is called "Hidden Bird Bath"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.