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Q.How Can I Save Daffodil Bulbs Out Of Season?

Zone Memphis, TN | janefalada@hotmail.com added on May 9, 2022 | Answered

I am reclaiming an overgrown field. In doing so I have discovered hundreds of daffodil plants that have been covered with brush, old leaves, etc, for probably years. The plants as they are being uncovered are spindly, pale green/white, but start reviving as they are introduced to light and air. I would like to salvage them if at all possible, but I really need to clear the land and it is not the correct season for digging them up. What can I do?

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Answered on May 9, 2022

I would wait until they go dormant to dig them up. You may have to clear the land, then try an locate them after doing so, and during dormancy. If this is not possible, and if you think you will lose them, anyway, then you could make an attempt to dig them up and transplant them at this time. This carries a HUGE risk, though. This doesn't mean it can't be done.


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