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Storing unplanted bulbs

Posted by AuntBarbie FL 8-9a (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 24, 13 at 9:10

I've been given a couple of dozen freesia bulbs and know that its too late to plant them here. Can I hold them over to early autumn if potted in dry soil or peat? Or......?

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RE: Storing unplanted bulbs

My Freesias stay in the ground all year, unless I'm having a renewal session.

Which means they get whatever rain and drought come to them over the summer. They will probably start thinking about coming up in March- April.

If they're in company with annuals or succulents that don't get watered deeply and daily they should be fine.

I don't think I'd use peat, though. Gritty soil would definitely be better. Excellent drainage and good sun-hours essential. And frost protection - otherwise the leaves go mushy just when they're needed.

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