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Q.forgot glad bulbs, will they make it thru winter?

Zone 4 | bobbieann55 added on August 28, 2012 | Answered

I found glad bulbs I bought on sale and forgot them. It is almost Sept. in Minnesota and I know if I plant them all their energy will go to new growth. So they would be shot for winter? Will they make it till next spring? Anything I can do?

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Answered on September 14, 2012

They likely will not make it through the winter. I think your best shot would be to plant them in containers indoors and let them sprout indoors. If they can get even a few weeks of foliage growth to replenish their energy stores, they will have a chance to make it to the following spring.

But, I would not expect very big blossoms from them next spring. They will be working on a minimal amount of stored energy, which will result in a sub-par bloom.

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