Tigridia pavonia winter storage

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:36:43 PST
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

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