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Q.Bulbs Gone Bad?

Zone Morrison, CO 80465 | Pvicek added on May 1, 2021 | Answered

I had some bulbs to be planted last fall that I didn’t get to and left them outside on the back porch all winter. We live in zone 5 and it gets pretty cold here. Do I just pitch them or is there hope? Thank you! Patsy Vicek

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Answered on May 3, 2021

Unfortunately, it is hard to say without knowing what kind of bulbs that they are. Since they were intended for a fall planting, I will assume that they require cold to break dormancy. If this is the case, then there is a chance that they will germinate. There will be no harm in trying.

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