Newbie: Bulbs in Containers
Hello. I would like to container garden with bulbs. I've had bulbs in my garden in the past, but between moles, soil conditions, and other rodents, they do not survive for long. I would like to try bulbs in containers and see if I can be more successful.
I was given some tulip, hyacinth, and daffodil bulbs for Christmas. It is so late, and I just do not know what I'm doing. I am pretty much new to bulbs. What do I do so they will bloom in the Spring, even if it's late in the Spring? I have an unheated garage, but there are times it does get below freezing. I can pot them up, but what then? I am just totally lost here. I've gotten much good info on these forums in the past regarding other garden issues. I'm hoping somebody can tell me what to do. A few of the tulip bulbs are already starting to sprout, and now I'm afraid they are going to be ruined.
By the way, I do know that bulbs need a certain amount of time below 48 degrees to bloom properly. Since I probably do not have that much time before outdoors temps get above that, I could put them in a refrigerator when temps start getting too high in my garage. We have a refrigerator out there that is empty. I could plug it in just for the bulbs if necessary.