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Q.Storing Bulbs

Anonymous added on June 19, 2011 | Answered

Have just removed all the bulbs I had in 7 window boxes and hope to use them next year, perhaps even naturalizing some in the lawn. I read the information on your site, but it doesn’t mention anything about whether or not the roots should be cut before storing. When buying bulbs from the local garden centre, they never seem to have roots on. Perhaps you can enlighten me.

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Answered on June 20, 2011

You do not have to remove any of the roots from plants, just clean them off and dry them prior to storage. New bulbs, from the garden center, for example, typically have not formed roots yet. This is why you don't see them with roots.

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