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Q.How Do I Preserve Daffodil Bulbs Dug Up Today?

vanbeeren added on January 28, 2011 | Answered

My Grandmother brought daffodil bulbs from Holland many years ago. She recently passed away at 96 and I would like to preserve these lovely bulbs. The gardeners ripped up the sprouting tops of the plants with their weed-eaters. Consequently, I dug up the bulbs and took them home since the house is to be sold. Now I don’t know what to do with them! I would really like some advice on how I can best save and preserve these lovely and meaningful bulbs. The soil was moist and the tops were already fairly tall. Would it be best to bury them in soil asap?
Please help.

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Answered on January 31, 2011

If the ground is not frozen, yes, plant them as soon as possible. If the ground is frozen, keep them in damp peat moss until they can be planted.

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Answered on January 31, 2011

Thank-you so much! We're in California so the ground isn't frozen. I'll
plant the bulbs today. If you have a suggestion regarding the best soil
to plant them in it would be most appreciated.

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