bulbs in containers - dead again ;(
Does anyone know the exact reason bulbs die for me when grown overwinter in containers? I've done it several times... I keep thinking I might be ok and then I kill another batch.
Why is it that a daffodil bulb dropped on the ground in October can sit out in the open all winter, throw a couple roots down, and then bloom fine in April while the rest of the pack that I planted into a pot (and put in a sheltered location) die. This year again I killed four little pots of snowdrops that were sprouting well in December, but are now just mushy bulbs with a sorta healthy looking sprout that just pulls off.
I know it's got something to do with freezing, but why does one die while the others freeze and thaw repeatedly and carry on just fine?