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How to store hyacinth bulbs to prevent sprouting

Hello!

I bought a hyacinth planter as a Christmas present, however the bulbs have began to sprout. 

How can I prevent further sproutage? I've seen  things about storing bulbs in fridges, but I'm not to sure if it'll work or kill them off. Please help!

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,593

    I don't think you can expect to hold them back much once they start.   These will be forced bulbs designed to flower for Xmas.

    You could try transferring them to another pot for your own enjoyment and replace with non treated bulbs which will just be starting to grow by Xmas.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Obelixx says:

    I don't think you can expect to hold them back much once they start.   These will be forced bulbs designed to flower for Xmas.

    You could try transferring them to another pot for your own enjoyment and replace with non treated bulbs which will just be starting to grow by Xmas.

    See original post

    darn, I was fearing that.

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