Bulbs -- Unplanted

By The Old House Web
Fall bulbs left unplanted may be planted the following spring. However, the chances that bulbs will bloom that spring are next to zero.

Make sure the bulbs are planted in a well-drained, loose soil. Bulbs that grow and produce foliage should be allowed to grow as long as possible. Plants can be lightly fertilized with a water-soluble fertilizer. Remove foliage when it turns yellow.

Bulbs that fail to produce foliage after planting in the spring will probably rot during the year and should be replaced in the fall.

Unplanted bulbs should be stored in a cool, dry location for best survival rate. Bulbs should be firm and solid the following spring; if not, don't waste your time planting them.


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