Spring Planting of Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Granby, CT
Question by slegranby
April 14, 1998
I did not get my spring bulbs into the ground last fall. Now that it is spring, is it ok to plant them or should I try and preserve them somehow until this coming fall?


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Answer from NGA
April 14, 1998

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Join the crowd! Unfortunately too often we gardeners have grand plans that somehow forget to figure in TIME!
Of course it's best if you plant them in the fall, but you can try planting them now. Remember you will not get any blooms this year (unless you're into miracles!) but come next spring, you may get flowers. Don't cut off their foliage when it comes up. The bulbs will need the nutrition those leaves will send to them. If you wait until fall, the bulbs may rot or mold before you can plant them. It's a little tricky to hold over bulbs.

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