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Too late for allium bulb planting?

SophieKSophieK Posts: 244
Argh, just found a bag of Alliums I totally forgot to plant. Is it too late to do so now?


  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,488
    I haven’t planted mine yet, I’m hoping they will be ok in the cool dark shed they are stored in until the ground is a bit less frosty. Assuming they haven’t gone mouldy, you should be fine. I’ve planted some out in spring before and they survived, just flowered later, but I bought those in a spring GC sale, so they were presumably stored correctly beforehand..
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,452
    Still time and I haven't planted mine yet either 
  • SophieKSophieK Posts: 244
    Phew, I am relieved. Will go out and plant them as soon as it stops raining. Thank you all!
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,434
    Just remember to plant them deep. Purple rain and the like go six inches deep if you can. Otherwise they tend to split into lots of little bulbs.
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,048
    Put it this way, there's nothing to lose and everything to gain by doing so.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,085
     I keep forgetting to put mine in too. Hopefully will get to it this weekend.
  • SophieKSophieK Posts: 244
    @fidgetbones  Thank you very much for the tip!!

  • I very rarely manage to plant any bulbs at the "right" time and yet they usually survive, sometimes flowering a little later than expected.  I haven't found alliums to be particularly fussy as long as you plant them deeply, as mentioned by fidgetbones. 
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