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Q.Digging Daff Bulbs Now March

Zone 08019 zone 6b | Anonymous added on March 26, 2021 | Answered

I have access to scores of Daffodil plants, some are in bloom others didn’t because of being mowed down but still popped up with rich green leaves this spring. Can I dig these bulbs now, what care should be given to them after digging? Time crunch due to my wife selling her Mother’s estate. Any advise and direction greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance

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Answered on March 29, 2021

I would get the ones that weren't mowed, they are more likely to bloom again. Also, wait as long as you can before digging them so the nutrients can be absorbed. When you dig the bulbs, leave the shoots and leaves on them and place them in a dry area, the bulbs will absorb nutrients from the leaves and will be more likely to produce next spring. Wait until the leaves have dried out before removing them from the bulbs, then store the bulbs until next year. Here's a helpful article that explains how to "cure" the bulbs:

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