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Tulip bulbs planting and storing

I have some tulip bulbs I haven't planted yet. The ground at the moment is really wet so I don't want to plant them now. What is the latest I can plant them and if it's too late this year can I store them and plant next year . And how do I store them somewhere dark and cool. Sorry for questions but I am a total novice


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,819
    Pot them up and keep them somewhere out of the worst of the wet weather.
    If your ground isn't well drained, it won't be a good site for them anyway  :)

    Don't store them - it won't help them at all, and you risk losing them to damp/rot or drying out, and they won't stay viable for next year either  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,961
    Agree with @Fairygirl, although you can leave planting up until Christmas time.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Thanks both I'll do that. The ground is normally well drained but having had a couple of weeks of rain it just looks too soggy to plant anything and I thought it might be too late
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