Bulb storage

Johannes Ulrich Urban johannes-ulrich-urban@t-online.de
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:10:51 PDT
Hello Bob,

There is one thing I do not understand in your bulb storage problem. You 
say you bring the bulbs into flower in winter. But you also say you 
store them bare rooted in your heated greenhouse.

I would assume that you pot them up before flowering?

My suggestion would be to pot them straightaway after harvesting from 
the garden. Hippeastrum /can/ survive bare root storage, but they do not 
really like it. They have permanent roots that stay turgid even in very 
dry compost in pots during dormancy. If you would pot them up directly 
after harvesting the roots would remain intact, you would have to be 
careful with your watering regime but I would think even without any 
water at all potted bulbs would be much less stressed. And the workload 
would be the same except that potting would occur at a different time of 
the year.

Does this help?


bye for today

Uli

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