save bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

srarcuse, ny
Question by yudaisy2k1
August 31, 2007
I bougt summmer flower bulbs this spring. Some are perennials some are not. I was supposed to plant them before june but I didn't. It's there anyway that I can save them for next year or did i just wasted my money? Thanks. Yudaisy

Answer from NGA
August 31, 2007


Unfortunately, it is probably too late. It depends partly on what you have. Most summer bulbs need to be in the ground for about two months before they begin to bloom and your growing season is almost over. And, it is difficult to store them long term under home conditions. But, you could check them and see. If they are still in good condition (not moldy or rotten, not shriveled and dried out) you could plant them in a container and give them a chance to grow. Give them as long a season as possible by moving them inside on cold nights and outside during warm days while temperatures are above 45 to 50 degrees. I wish I could be more encouraging.

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