wintering-over Spring bulbs in pots

Peter Taggart
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:54:11 PST
An alternative method for preventing "Freeze and Thaw" of cold hardy bulbs
in cold climates is to get them in the ground, pots or not and wait for the
first really cold frosts to freeze them. Then add leaves, bark, rockwool
etc. to insulate them and to keep them frozen untill Spring, before
removing the covering when danger of hard frost has passed. I find the
important thing about late planting is that root development is delayed
while frozen. If the bulbs are vey wet and without roots there are usually
losses (but if the ground is frozen I expect this would not be such a
Peter (UK)

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