KATHERINE W
KATHERINE W
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  • Dallas, GA
Asked on Dec 13, 2011

I guess it's too late to plant bulbs for the spring. What can I do now? Discard them? Wait until next year?

Sue KieneCaperniusMarcy, Professional Designer, Artist and Arts and Crafts Instructor
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17 answers
  • Carol
    on Dec 13, 2011

    I still have bulbs to plant and will do that this weekend. I'd plant them and see what happens rather than throwing them away. Good luck!

  • Erica Glasener
    on Dec 13, 2011

    Katherine, I too will be planting bulbs this weekend. As long as they are not mushy I would plant them. The worst thing that can happen is they will come up later than normal and may not bloom until a year from next spring. Go for it!

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Dec 13, 2011

    Plant now!

  • Charles R
    on Dec 13, 2011

    hehe, I thought "light bulbs" for a brief moment! silly me.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Dec 14, 2011

    Definitely plant them. You have nothing to lose but a little time and you may end up with a very nice surprise in spring.

  • David S
    on Dec 17, 2011

    THIS PAST SATURDAY I PLANTED MY TULIPS , AFTER THEY HAD A MONTH OF COOLING DOWN IN MY REFRIGERATOR VEGGIE CRISPER .

  • Mike and Anne
    on Dec 17, 2011

    As long as the ground is not frozen you can still plant bulbs. Be sure not to plant them too deep.

  • Erica Glasener
    on Dec 18, 2011

    I promise to plant my bulbs today or tomorrow and no the ground is not frozen.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Dec 18, 2011

    Haven't you been saying that for 3 weeks? :) Don't you hate it when life gets in between you and your garden? I haven't pulled the petunia's up yet either. They are still a nice green, but no more blooms.

  • Erica Glasener
    on Dec 18, 2011

    Yes, yes and yes, I am guilty of not planting my bulbs yet.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Dec 18, 2011

    I walked out of this morning to find the petunias making a liar out of me. I have two blooms :)

  • Anna K
    on Dec 19, 2011

    i once had bulbs that i couldn't get in the ground because it snowed really early and never melted-so i planted them in my decorative pots and heeled them in with the snow-the next spring i had lovely flowers for cutting and displaying way before annual season.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Dec 19, 2011

    Anna, that is a resourceful solution!

  • David S
    on Dec 19, 2011

    JUST A NOTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT TRIED THE COOL DOWN IN THE REFRIGERATOR ..... ONE YEAR I PURCHASED MY BULBS EARLY AND THEY WERE STARTING TO ROT AFTER 3 MONTHS . USUALLY , I COOL DOWN FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS . THIS YEAR I PURCHASED MY BULBS L;ATER THAN NORMAL .

  • I would like to try planting some bulbs outside, but the ground is frozen here in MI. When I was growing up in an apartment in NY, I remember my Dad growing bulbs in a closet, anyone familiar? How can I start?

  • Capernius
    on Apr 27, 2015

    if it were me, I'd plant them anyway... if you get something from them, great!! if not, there is always next year. this is one thing that it's hard to go wrong about...

  • Sue Kiene
    on Apr 30, 2016

    I agree. Plant them. If nothing else you will get some nice green.

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