tulip storage - Knowledgebase Question

Montclair, Ca
Question by lisguevara
May 15, 2010
I'm ready to dig up my tulip bulbs and noticed one has split into several and another one has one new bulb. How do I store the new growths or do I have to leave them in the dirt so they can keep growing. Also I don't know where I'm planting my tulips next year and want to store the bulbs. Where is a good place to put them. My garage gets too hot and I don't have a basement.

Answer from NGA
May 15, 2010


You can carefully separate the little bulbs from the parent. If a bulb has split it should be discarded. The bulbs will need to be stored in a cool, dry place. Try packing them in a shoebox or cardboard box filled with peatmoss and setting them in the back of a closet somewhere indoors. Good luck with your bulbs.

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