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Nov 18, 2016 1:52 PM CST
It is November. I live in PA.
just received a box of tulip bulbs as a gift, from Amsterdam.
How can I store them till I am able to plant?
And when can I plant?
Thank you
Name: Sue
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Nov 18, 2016 2:55 PM CST
Welcome! I would plant them right away if you can.
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Nov 18, 2016 6:54 PM CST
Yes, plant them as soon as you possibly can. Tulips are planted in the fall, make roots through the winter then put up their stems and bloom in the spring. They need winter's chill to develop properly.

If you can't plant them right away just keep them somewhere cool and dry but don't let them freeze.

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Nov 19, 2016 6:18 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:If you can't plant them right away just keep them somewhere cool and dry but don't let them freeze.

Right. But of course, once you plant them in the ground, it's okay if they freeze.

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