pbs Digest, Vol 41, Issue 6

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 04 Jun 2006 12:31:07 PDT
Joyce asked,

         I am relocating from Sacramento, California to Gresham,
>Oregon (due east of Portland, Oregon in the Willamette Valley).

Welcome, Joyce! We'll be neighbors. If I can help with storing your bulbs 
temporarily, let me know -- I have plenty of space.

>   To
>prepare, I am shaking dormant winter growing geophytes from potting
>soil, washing and cleaning debris. Most of them are glads, Moraea,
>and lost labels.  How long should I let them dry before packaging in
>paper?  Thanks,  Joyce Miller

I would just put them on a screen or mesh flat or something similar for 2 
days, out of the sun, and then put them in the paper bags or envelopes with 
a little dry vermiculite (obtainable at any garden center) to cushion them 
and moderate the moisture. If they're wet-growing bulbs you could get the 
vermiculite very slightly moist (this is how I store Galanthus bulbs during 
my sale, for instance).

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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