Bulb Care

Planting Bulbs


dewinnutn added on January 21, 2017 | Answered

It didn't get cold enough in the fall to plant my flower bulbs. Here it is January and we are still running 70 degrees. The bulbs are in their original packaging sprounting all over the place. Help! What should I do?


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 22, 2017

In this case I would recommend you actually pot up the bulbs into containers and allow them to grow. Depending on the type of bulbs and whether they needed chilling, you may or may not have flowers.
This allows the bulbs the best chance, since generally sprouted bulbs don't store well and may just rot.
Then you can transfer them to the ground this coming Fall.
Here are a few articles that have more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/is-it-too-late-to-plant-bulbs-when-to-plant-bulbs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/flower-bulb-shelf-life.htm

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