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Q.where to store spring bulbs?

Zone 5 | tmc added on May 21, 2012 | Answered

I recently asked about moving bulbs due to construction. Now that I have them in pots and the leaves have dried, now what? Keep them in sun or shade? Keep them watered? Outside or basement?

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Answered on May 22, 2012

I would place them in a cool, dark location like a garage or basement. If they're in the basement, check on them monthly to ensure they are not getting soft (rotting) due to moisture. Do not water them. This article will help with specific storage and planting info for spring bulbs (near bottom): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/preparing-bulbs-for-winter-how-to-store-bulbs-for-winter.htm

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