Storeing Tulip Bulbs

murrell(z6- So.Cen.Mo.)November 18, 2009

I need to store several hundred Tulip bulbs for several weeks,that I dug up, will 5 gal. buckets work ?

Concerned about rotting/dieing.



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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I would suggest them not being put into buckets for several weeks if it could be avoided. They would benefit from having access to air around them. Could you maybe spread they out in shallow layers in boxes, like 'cardboard flats' or plastic nursery trays, and set them around without stacking them.

Might your soil there be frozen in several weeks? I know it varies from year to year though, and maybe you have a means of protecting the soil from freezing on you...


    Bookmark   November 19, 2009 at 9:52AM
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Old panty hose hung in the basement works well. Al

    Bookmark   November 19, 2009 at 5:36PM
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murrell(z6- So.Cen.Mo.)

Thank You for your replies.
Believe we got them taken care of.


    Bookmark   November 24, 2009 at 5:38PM
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