Spring bulbs lifted from pots

KT53KT53 Posts: 2,143

I've just lifted the tulip and daff bulbs from a couple of large pots.  The bulbs are solid, I chucked a few which were slightly mouldy or soft.

The basic question is as above.  Are they worth keeping and if so what should I do with them? (Polite answers please as I have heard they should be stored in the darkimage).  Can I just plant them into borders now and let them get on with it? Should they be stored? or should I just chuck them out??


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,691

    Yes, absolutely fine to plant them in the borders - I usually let them dry off in the mini greenhouse and plant them in the garden in the autumn. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 379

    I would let the Tulips dry off & plant in the Autumn, but I would plant the daffs straight away.

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,397

    Or you can dry them off and use in your tubs next year, plant end of Sept ish, i dont find tulips so good, but worth a try in the garden, plant in November. I had a fantastic show of second year daffs  this spring.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
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