Those Box Box Tigridia

Bea Spencer bea.spencer@sympatico.ca
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:03:41 PDT
It depends where you get your carrots. If you get supermarket carrots they are washed and will rot if stored too long in the fridge or anywhere else . Any storage winter vegetable is not supposed to be washed as far as I know. That goes for potatoes too. I successfully store  unwashed carrots from my garden well till late winter in a cold cellar under the porch which is not ideal temperature (a bit too warm) in pails lined with plastic bags which are tightly tied.
Bea

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> On Jul 24, 2017, at 10:34 PM, Garak <garak@code-garak.de> wrote:
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> Hi Jim,
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> 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...
> 
> Martin
> 
>> 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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