How to store tulip bulbs during summer?
Hi, I planted some tulip bulbs in fall 2006. So far they bloomed during spring 2007, 2008, and 2009. I don't know what varieties they are, they were gift to me.
Since they are really crowded, I digged up the bulbs after the leaves turned yellow. 1/3 of the bulbs are big, 2/3 of the bulbs are half of the size of the big ones.
How should I store them during summer? Philadelphia area can be hot and humid.
1. Should I wash the bulbs clean first? Will washing make them less likely to get moldy?
2. Should I keep them in hot and dry place, like in the garage?
3. Or should I keep them in the cooler and dry place, like the basement?
4. Or in the fridge?