Storing Bulbs for next season

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Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Syed Adnan » July 21st, 2013, 4:38 am

For those who love flowering bulbs and want them to produce blooms in every spring, following guideline serves as basics for the storing of the same. It should be noted that Bulbs are living organisms yes they do breath :o and feel warm/cold :shock: ; treat them as your fellows as they keep in them bundles of wonders in the form of flowers for next season.

1. Bulbs should be removed when the last foilage dies out by end of MAY normally.

2. Keep the bulbs in a ventilated dry area so the dampness could be dried out before storing them. (note: light and humidity are bad for the bulbs in storage).
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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Syed Adnan » July 21st, 2013, 4:40 am

3. Clean the bulbs with the help of a soft brush to wipe out any dirt, dust, insects, etc.
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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Syed Adnan » July 21st, 2013, 4:41 am

4. Put them in a cardboard box after cleaning.
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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Syed Adnan » July 21st, 2013, 4:42 am

5. Label the box.
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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Syed Adnan » July 21st, 2013, 4:45 am

6. Keep the box in a dark shelf inside cupboard or any similar place, check periodically every month for any sign of rot.

......... use the bulbs in the next season. Good luck ! :mrgreen:
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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Syed Adnan » July 21st, 2013, 4:48 am

Note: I normally store Narcissus, Freesias and Glads only, Anemone and Renunculus can also be stored. Discard Hycinths after the bloom they will never produce a quality bloom again.

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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 21st, 2013, 6:07 am

great adnan sb :mrgreen: very simple and informative post. :D

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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Tahir Khan » July 21st, 2013, 10:42 am

I'll add to adnan sb's post, dust the bulbs with fungicide powder to avoid fungal growth...If you cant find fungicide powder use limestone dust (Choona powder) to dust the bulbs..this will also serve the purpose.

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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Asim_Nawaz » July 22nd, 2013, 11:16 am

Dear Syed Adnan
It's really good informative information for bulb storage having step by step pictures.
Asim

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Re: Storing Bulbs for next season

Post by Syed Adnan » July 23rd, 2013, 3:54 pm

Thanks Asim, Tahir and Hamad.

Bulbs are beautiful and they are rewarding if taken care off.

Mainly the aim is to aware gardeners from our own experience, i will post soon about Renunculus tubers and how to get their bloom in our weather.

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