Tulip Bulbs in Garage

laagarden(5)March 12, 2011


My tulip bulbs have been in the garage in a wicker basket for the entire winter. So would that be the same as being in the fridge? I would think so. So is it time to plant them now outside and in pots so that they will come up in 8 weeks outdoors? Is this possible?



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

As long as your bulbs are still firm and not dessicated go ahead and plant them now. Al

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 11:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

This may not help. I had them in basement in pots, they sprouted (in my opinion) way too early. So I threw them outside and left them there, even when temps dropped to 15 degrees. They are fine, but slowed down to be more "caught up" with in ground daffodils. I don't know sprouting till bloom time. Thankfully, they've stayed sprouted, but stilled, meaning not growing much higher. My goal is to have a more "on time" bloom...It's been about 3 weeks of more top growth, except for one. As I said, this may not help..

    Bookmark   March 13, 2011 at 1:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The question must still be asked. "Why were these bulbs not planted when they were supposed to, last fall.
You are asking "shold they be planted now?"....

Do the bulbs have a basal plate and have roots formed?
If so, go ahead, plant them...who knows, maybe Ma Nature will be fooled and they'll amount to something.

If not, throw them on the compost pile where in time they'll be of some good.
You cant plant spring flowering bulbs, meant to be planted in the fall so they can gain roots, in the spring.
You are 4 -5 months late.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 5:28PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Poll: share what is blooming for you!
My brother in Zone 8 has daffodils blooming! What...
Any idea what these are going to be?
I was cleaning up a small garden left over from our...
stars of bethlehem
Anything new on the market that will kill stars of...
Will my (most likely) forced tulips ever flower again?
I bought some potted tulips in Feb. '14. I transplanted...
Amy Biondolillo
When should you see buds within tulip foliage?
So, I have some tulip foliage sprouting in the garden....
ffreidl z5a
Sponsored Products
Fanmats MLB 18 x 18 in. Carpet Tiles - 8574
$189.99 | Hayneedle
Cumberland One-Light Bath Fixture
$172.00 | Bellacor
Hubbardton Forge Mason 9" High Steel Outdoor Wall Light
Lamps Plus
GlideRite 4-inch Tapered Metal Furniture Sofa Legs Matte Finish (Set of 4)
Bungalow Flooring Door Mats Argyle Evergreen 24 in. x 36 in. Monogram M Door
$59.97 | Home Depot
EON Resin Outdoor Lounge Chair - CH-DS01-RC08-CS-BAN-HENNA
$829.99 | Hayneedle
Fanimation 2.25 in. Ceiling Fan Glass - G100C
$12.00 | Hayneedle
Trademark Global Billiard Lights NHL Winnipeg Jets 14 in. Single Shade Hanging
$39.97 | Home Depot
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™