storing winter-growing bulbs during dormancy

Peter Taggart
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:06:50 PDT
They will dessicate if they are stored in a hot dry atmosphere and rot if
they are stored in a hot wet atmosphere. Remember that they are designed to
stay in the ground and that earth is a good insulator. Even 'bulbs' from
hot desserts will get under the rocks and into crevices, for protection
from heat or to find moisture, when they can - and so would I !

dry on shelves is fine in a cool room or basement but not fine on a sunny

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM, David Retief <> wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> I have a question I can't seem to get an answer for online...
> When storing winter-growing bulbs from the South African Cape Province, do
> I need to wet them occasionally in summer, or can I just leave them dry on
> shelves until they are planted again in autumn?  Last year I left some
> bulbs dry, and they were fine, sprouting strongly when watered again in
> autumn.

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