Q.Tulip Bulbs Sprouting Already
Last spring I received a spring bulb gift basket by Jackson and Perkins that had tulips, crocuses and hyacinths in it. After the leaves died back, I removed the bulbs from the dirt and let them stay outside in a dry place all summer I live in the San Francisco area, so I usually put tulip bulbs in the refrigerator for six weeks before planting. I went to get the bulbs to put in the refrigerator and see that they are putting out leaf shoots already. They have had low light, so they are green. Should I still put them in the refrigerator, or put them in the ground now? The crocuses are sprouting as well, but I don’t think they need to be refrigerated.
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Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-store-bulbs-that-have-sprouted.htm