My Daffodil Bulbs aren't sprouting -are they dead?
I planted some in the fall (remember my post about fighting the squirrels and rabbits, etc?) and I also had some I kept over winter in a foam container to protect from the squirrels. Those were fancier varieties. There were also some dwarf iris bulbs and some crocuses. I thought I finally got a set-up that didn't get totally dug up, chewed and left on the ground in pieces.
Anyways I found those in the container all mushy, moldy and dead. I'm confused. What happened? And the ones in the ground? Should I be digging up to do an autopsy? Is there still hope those will sprout? I'm suspecting since I see no signs of life that means they went too. :( I just wish I knew what happened. Is the area too shallow? Did they all get frostbit from the cold winter (in MN we had the coldest in 78 years) Too much snow? Too wet?
The whole flower bed only goes about one foot deep and shallower towards the center before hitting several large heavy hard plastic strips buried under the whole bed.