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Gogrizz
May 21, 2018 4:21 PM CST
I returned from Holland on May 20 and brought back 24 tulip bulbs. What should I do with them? It might not be the best time to get them...but I probably won't be going back to Amsterdam anytime soon.

Some sites say plant now, other sites say keep in the cool garage or fridge and then plant in the fall. What's the best thing to do?

I live in BC Canada where its a plant hardiness zone 7a. (It gets down to -10C in the winter, occasionally -20C during a cold-snap.). Also - summer has come early this year....we're expecting mid-high 20's for the next 10 days at least. (75-85 F approximately).

Thanks!



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DaisyI
May 21, 2018 5:41 PM CST
Welcome!

Store them in a cool dry place until fall. A brown paper bag in the crisper drawer of the refrig. works great.
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jasmi12
May 23, 2018 1:29 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

Store them in a cool dry place until fall. A brown paper bag in the crisper drawer of the refrig. works great.


Exactly. Furthermore, I would store them in a place with no (sun)light, eg. basement. They will be good. (I understand the push to buy the bulbs in Amsterdam, I live quite close and... :D ).

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