Planting bulbs in early winter - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jessmarroyo
December 4, 2009
Hi, I bought tulip and iris bulbs, meaning to plant them in late fall/ early winter so they didn't sprout early. I have kept them in the refrigerator. Now it looks like the temperature will drop sharply over the next few days. Should I wait till it warms up and then plant them? Or is it a lost cause? Thanks for your help, -Jessica

Answer from NGA
December 4, 2009
It's time to plant your bulbs. The cold temperatures won't hurt them and they really need to get into the ground so they can experience a winter chill and settle in so they can grow roots prior to sprouting. Get them into the ground as soon as possible and they will bloom right on schedule for you. Enjoy your colorful springtime garden!

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