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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    December 26, 2010
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    Assuming they are spring hardy bulbs, they can take some higher freezing temperature (in the 30Fs and very upper 20Fs), but I would not place them somewhere where they will get low freezing temps and I would not place them where they would get long periods of any freezing. An attached garage will work and many people store their bulbs in their vegetable drawer in their fridge for the winter too. The fridge is cold enough for their blooming cycle but is safe from damaging them.

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    Heather on
    January 9, 2011
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    You can store them in the vegetable drawer of a fridge. This will help keep them from rotting and will also keep them cool enough to keep them from sprouting before you are ready to put them out.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    March 9, 2011
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    Yes, you can dig them up and store them. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-store-bulbs-that-have-sprouted.htm

    Alternatively, you could replant them in another location.

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    Nikki on
    March 17, 2011
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    Hot pepper is a great way to keep these pests away and it will not harm your plants. Here is some other suggestions:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/get-rid-squirrels.htm

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    March 20, 2011
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    You can leave them in containers for the summer. I would not place them in the shade until after their foliage dies back though. They need the sun to make buds for next year. Water them once every 1-3 days, depending on how quickly the soil dries out.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    March 29, 2011
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    If the bulbs are still firm, they are still alive. I would recommend replanting them in new potting soil/compost if they are still alive.

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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    April 16, 2011
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    You could go ahead and plant them now, but keep in mind that they probably won't bloom until next season. You can also keep them stored until fall (spring) and plant them then. If you will be storing them, wrap them in newspaper to store in the garage.

    The following articles should be of some help to you: 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/preparing-bulbs-for-winter-how-to-store-bulbs-for-winter.htm

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