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New bulb storage

I bought various spring bulbs last week but didn't have time to plant them before the rains came.  I want to put them in the ground rather than pots, so planting may be delayed for a week or two.  Should I store the bulbs in the dark or the light?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,735

    dark, othewise they'll sprout

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,839

    Dark for me and not too warm or they'll try to grow and then get dehydrated.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Are they light bulbs?image

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Cool is more important than anything.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    Steve image

    and in the dark of course - so that they'll light up...image

    Dark and cool would be best. Too much light will inevitably mean more warmth, and that's when they'll try and grow, and then dehydrate as obelixx says.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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