Do Rotting Bulbs Smell Like Manure

Anonymous added on July 2, 2016 | Answered

I had some bulbs, mostly daffodils, in a bucket of dirt awaiting transplant. When I starting taking them out, the dirt was extremely wet and some bulbs were mushy but it stunk like fresh manure! Are they all rotted and should I throw it all away? I don't want to infect my new plantings but would like to save bulbs if possible.

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Answered on July 3, 2016

Yes, the bulbs have rotted and you will need to throw them away.
They will not recover and will not bloom.
Sorry this happened.

Here is a link on bulb storage.


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