Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:30:14 PDT
Brian--there is no problem harvesting Eucomis in the UK while the leaves are green and active. Just cut the leaves off, dry the bulbs in an ambient environment and then put into a cool environment for store.

If you want a pleasant surprise and have earlier flowering next year then place the bulbs in a warm place such as an airing cupboard for 8-10 weeks before planting back into the garden probably late March


 From: Brian Whyer <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <> 
Sent: Monday, 29 October 2012, 0:02
Subject: Re: [pbs] Eucomis
Alberto. The frost usually gets them before they yellow too much here in the UK.

The best time is when the PRESENT leaves have yellowed a good deal, indicating the "food" in them has mostly moved to the bulb. The bulbs can be stored for the winter in a box of dry clean peat or wood shavings to be replanted in spring. But, plant early to give them time to produce roots before the foliage becomes active.

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