Holding bulbs over winter

Vijay Chandhok vc2m@mac.com
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:29:22 PST
Buy some top soil or defrost some, then put the bulbs  on surface and make a mound on top of the bulbs, I did that and it worked. Can not let a bulb sale go by.
On Nov 6, 2012, at 12:25 PM, Rodger Whitlock wrote:

> On 6 Nov 2012, at 7:59, J. Denys Bourque wrote:
>> Every year around this time, local stores let go what they have left of
>> their fall bulbs [tulips, etc.] at really cut prices. I have been thinking of
>> buying some, but the ground here is just about frozen. Can anyone advise if
>> the bulbs can be stored for planting  next fall? 
> Some might make it. using their stored energy reserves to form a new, much 
> smaller bulb, but the general rule is "no". That said, tulips may survive, if 
> stored dry in the house, until the soil thaws in spring (when is that in New 
> Brunswick?), giving you tulips in flower in early summer.
> You might try putting a tarp down with a foot-thick layer of leaves on it, and 
> waiting for the soil underneath to un-freeze in a week or so, then plant your 
> el cheapo bulbs in that spot.
> -- 
> Rodger Whitlock
> Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
> Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate
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