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Dutch Bulbs

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Question: 1220-214
I did not plant my Dutch bulbs outside yet . Do I need to put in the refrigerator for a few days? Joanne, Groton, CT

Mort's Answer:
You may still be able to plant them outdoors in your garden. The frost in your area may be an inch or less and easily penetrated. Bulbs should be planted two and a half times the size of the bulbs. Tulips should be planted about six inches; daffodils about the same; King Alfred dafs about eight and crocus about two inches. If you want to force them indoors, they need to be in the fridge for 20 days prior to planting indoors. This step is not needed for the garden bulbs now. Use a mix of good sterile soil with a 50% coarse sand. Do not use beach sand. You can put multiple bulbs in each pot. Be sure to have the points up.

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