Bulb advice

HeftyHefty Posts: 370

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Hi everyone - so I lifted my spring bulbs and checked them today and lots of the Tulip bulbs (and a few others) have these smaller offsets - so I was wondering, what should I do with them? Are they worth planting? Will they flower in 2018? Should I pot them up or store them etc etc etc? 

Many thanks!!!

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  • LynLyn Posts: 9,033

    I plant the biggest ones back, not till November though, the little ones you can either slip in with those or put them in a different container, I use a trough they will grow some green but the bulbs will get bigger. You can them plant the biggest out next year. 

    The tiny ones won’t bloom in 2018, that’s this coming Spring, but you will get some to plant at the end of 2018 for flowers in 19, 

    Last edited: 05 October 2017 00:05:49

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    Thanks a lot - that all makes sense!! 

    one last Q - the smaller ones, I'll plant them in a container to grow till next year, BUT should they be in a container outside where they will b rained on, or undercover in my shed? 

    Many thanks!!!

  • LynLyn Posts: 9,033

    Outside Hefty. meant to say don’t plant them until mid November

    Last edited: 07 October 2017 21:32:56

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    Brill - thanks for the advice !! 

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