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“Indoor” daffodil bulbs, what to do with them now

ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,554
edited 6 March in Plants
I bought a couple of pots of miniature daffodils, which have now finished flowering. Can I just plant the bulbs in the ground outside and leave the foliage to die down? I’m not keen to dry and store them, as I’ll probably forget all about them, they’ll go mouldy or get eaten, and I’ll forget to plant them at the proper time. I’m not a very organised gardener.


  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 460
    We do exactly as you are wanting. Let them flower indoors, nip off the dead heads and them plant them in the garden to die off until next year. 
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,356
    Yes, just bung ‘em in the ground, or in a pot, and forget about them. 

    These ones have been sharing a planter with a blueberry bush for several years and are spreading.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,578
    They will be much better off in the soil, make sure you plant them deeply enough and if you can mark where they are that will help you.@thevictorian said remove heads as that is where the seed is and don't be tempted to cut back foliage foR six weeks.
  • ErgatesErgates Devon, east of ExeterPosts: 1,554
    That’s great advice, and so quick! Hopefully I will be out in the garden tomorrow, the green bins are due for collection on Wednesday and currently empty. Several spots I can put the bulbs in, where they can die down in peace and hopefully come up next year.
    Thanks all.
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