Those Box Box Tigridia

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:34:08 PDT
Hi Jim,

I guess i'm somewhat surprised of that method - mostly because i'm 
totally incapable of storing carrots in my refrigerator - they'll 
shrivel up if open or get a black fungus if ziplocked. and storing them 
at room temperature in a bag gives them a white fungus. Of course, a 
carrot is no tigridia, still don't feel well about that idea.
I think I will keep the more desiccation intolerant species in their 
pots in the frost free garage - I would have thought i didn't have many 
rhodents, because I never lost plants to those, but my cat brings me one 
or two a day, so there have to be some...


Am 23.07.2017 um 21:25 schrieb Jim McKenney:
> Here's another idea for winter storage of Tigridia pavonia and other winter dormant bulbs: dig the bulbs, shake off the soil or even wash them, cut off the foliage, and then put the damp bulbs in zip lock plastic bags and place the bags in the vegetable bin of the refrigerator. When you take them out in the spring, the bulbs will be plump and ready to go. The biggest disadvantage of most dry storage methods is that the bulbs have to be rigorously protected from rodents. Rodents love Tigridia! I've never had a rodent in the vegetable bin of the refrigerator.Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we're enduring enervating sauna conditions.
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