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Asked on Mar 15, 2018

What to do with bulbs that were left in garage throughout winter?

FRESHCUTKYDebbie / Dragonfly TreasureNancy Youngfert


I didn't get to them. And they spent the winter in my unheated garage. Now what do I do with them?

8 answers
  • Jesse Jordan
    on Mar 15, 2018

    If the bulbs are still firm, not mushy, they should be fine. If you are in a zone that is past the last frost, go ahead and plant them soon. The bulbs need several months of cold in order to bloom again. You're lucky - I have to put my dug-up bulbs in the refrigerator all winter because our winters are not cold enough. Enjoy your tulips, daffodils or whatever they are! Happy gardening!
  • Eileen
    on Mar 15, 2018

    I did the same with daff bulbs and I just planted them in a pot. They have come up every year since.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    on Mar 15, 2018

    nothing ventured, nothing gained gained, I would still plant them, but maybe start them in pots indoors now to see if they’ll come back...if the don’t, you can purchase replacements
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 15, 2018

    Force them inside for now, once finished flowering plant outside.
  • Bre12214008
    on Mar 15, 2018

    Plant them as soon as possible. I did that once and they bloomed beautifully.
  • Nancy Youngfert
    on Mar 15, 2018

    As long as they are still firm, I would plant them up in pots. If you are not yet frost free, water the pots and leave them in your garage for awhile longer. Early April or so, put them outside, keep them watered and you should see growth and then flowers. Good luck!

  • Debbie / Dragonfly Treasure
    on Mar 15, 2018

    As long as they aren't squishy but still firm they're fine. Plant them now. ♥
    on Mar 15, 2018

    I would plant them! Hopefully they got enough chill hours to bloom!

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