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next step of storing tulip/daffs bulbs?

i have had my tulip/daffs bulbs drying out in the sun on a table for two days now, i have some large hessian,rice sacks i have taken the plastic lining off of.

how long do they need to dry for before storing?

will the hessian sacks be suitable to storing them?

thinking of storing them in the garage?

answers appreciated as always image


  • LynLyn Posts: 21,910

    Its difficult to say with out looking as to how long they need to dry, depends on the conditions,but I think you will know when they are ready, has all the green died off? the sacks in the garage sounds fine, but mice will eat them if they can get to them.

    I store mine in cardboard boxes, last year lots of tulips were chewed.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    yes all the green has died off. what am i looking for in terms of dryness? can i dry them out too much? if i can i will hang them up in the sacks. my garage is lined with the white sides of a lorry so it's smooth and shiny so hopefully a mouse won't be able to get up there image


  • If the green's all gone and the bulbs are dry you can store them anywhere, although not all in a heap, for preference.

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    thanks joe do you know how long it will take for the bigger ones to dry out? they are on an oak table in full sun at the mo and it's the 3rd day today

  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,667

    I have had some tulip bulbs drying in the sun for a couple of days now and being impatient I have taken the outer skins off it's amazing how damp the bulbs are below that skin but now that the skin is gone the bulbs are quite dry enough to store.

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