I too bought an extra refrigerator. Try to find an old clunker that is not "frost free". These maintain a more even temperature and humidity. You may have to defrost occasionally. Extra refrigerators come in handy around Thanksgiving and Christmas, too, if you wipe out the loose peat moss and stuff first. :-) Re Tigridias: I store mine dry in the basement, which is generally cool (50-60) and probably fairly humid. Once they've dried out after harvest, they can be put into a brown paper bag loosely enclosed in a plastic grocery bag. This seems to work fine. Ellen Hornig Seneca Hill Perennials Oswego, NY USA Original Message: ----------------- From: J.E. Shields firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 16:36:43 -0500 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [pbs] Tigridia pavonia winter storage Hey, Jim! Do what I did to try to preserve some domestic tranquillity: Buy an extra refrigerator or two, just for plants. It does help, except when I overflow my seeds, bulbs, pollen, etc. into the food fridge or freezer. Jim Shields At 04:28 PM 11/21/2004 -0500, you wrote: >Dear All: > >Does anyone have a good method for winter storage of Tigridia pavonia in >cold climates? > >All of the old books suggest that they be kept very dry during the winter. >When I try that, I get crispy, nearly dead plants. > >In contrast to that, I've tried storing the freshly dug plump moist bulbs >in zip lock bags in the refrigerator. This gave good results, but it was >grievously offensive to the gods of domestic tranquility. > >Any other ideas? > >Jim McKenney ************************************************* Jim Shields USDA Zone 5 Shields Gardens, Ltd. P.O. Box 92 WWW: http://www.shieldsgardens.com/ Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA Tel. ++1-317-867-3344 or toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA _______________________________________________ pbs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php -------------------------------------------------------------------- mail2web - Check your email from the web at http://mail2web.com/ .