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berkner
Apr 5, 2018 11:06 PM CST
I purchased approx 60 asparagus and 60 strawberry bare root plants. But we still have snow on ground here. What is the best way to store them for approx 1-1.5 months until planting season arrives. Put in fridge, leave in a box in entry way?.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Apr 6, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Welcome!

Are the root wrapped? Most important, don't let the roots dry out. But, if they are too moist, rot will set in. Store them someplace cool - if they get to warm and dormancy is broken, you will have to plant immediately or risk losing them.
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