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Planting/Soaking Anemones:

ElothirElothir Posts: 94
I've got some bulbs/tubers to plant, which unfortunately got delayed due to other issues, including some Anemones, Snowdrops (they've no doubt had it but we'll see), which I want to get sorted out so if any of them are still viable at this point I'll at least get something out of it.

All the advice I've seen is to soak them for at least a few hours prior to planting.

However for the past couple of weeks it's been raining (sometimes fairly heavily) at least every other day so the ground is fairly moist (though not 'boggy') at the moment, and there is more heavy rain expected everyday from now until Monday.

Bearing that in mind, should I still soak them in advance or should I just plant them? (Essentially would soaking + damp soil + heavy rain after result in the other extreme of them being too wet?).


  • AstroAstro Posts: 407
    I've planted them soaked and dried and they grew both ways. I think the pre soaking is just to help them on their way. They suggest it with seeds such as sweet peas but again some people don't bother. I think so long as they are not left too dry or in soggy conditions they'll be ok.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,237
    I soak them as it's not really much effort to do so
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,145
    edited October 2019
    I soak anemone corms (Caën) and also any small bulbs such as snowdrops and fritillaries.  It does no harm and often helps.
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