bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Myrtle Beach, So
Question by rdenton002
March 18, 2008
How do I store bulbs now that they are done blooming?
I recently received a pot of mini daffys & tulips but
do not know how to care for the bulbs now that they
are done blooming?


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Answer from NGA
March 18, 2008

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Now that your plants have finished blooming, cut away the spent flowers and flower stalks but leave the foliage alone. The leaves will die down and when they do you can remove the bulbs from the pot, brush off any clinging potting soil and pull off the dead leaves. Place them in a mesh bag or paper bag and store them in a cool, dry place (65-70 degrees would be ideal). In early September place the bag in the refrigerator to chill the bulbs. In 2-3 months you can remove them from the fridge and repot them in fresh potting soil. They should produce roots and then begin to sprout new leaves and flowers. Enjoy!

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