bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

detroit, Mi
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?


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Answer from NGA
January 19, 2010

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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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