bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

detroit, Mi
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Question by hillsideprod
January 19, 2010
I asked another question before about storing and planting bulbs, you said they need 14 weeks cold storage, how do I do that? because if I start now I should be able to get 14 weeks in before the spring?

Answer from NGA
January 19, 2010
If you refrigerate your bulbs and then plant them, they should grow right on schedule. It's always best to plant them in the ground in the fall so they experience a natural chilling. Rather than toss the bulbs, I'd try refrigerating them now and planting them outdoors the first of April. They won't get the required 12-16 weeks of cold, but with any luck they'll get enough to allow them to grow next spring. Hope so!

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