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How to Store Daylily Bulbs for Winter

After harvesting your daylily bulbs, it's important to store them correctly to prevent them from mold or rot, and to keep them from rooting and sending out new growth before they are planted in the spring. Fortunately, it's easy to do things right.

Remove excess dirt from the bulbs by shaking them gently. Dislodge any stubborn pieces with your hands.

Place the bulbs in mesh bag. The bigger the bag, the more bulbs you can store in it, but you still want to have air circulation so don't overfill. Leave plenty of room.

  • After harvesting your daylily bulbs, it's important to store them correctly to prevent them from mold or rot, and to keep them from rooting and sending out new growth before they are planted in the spring.
  • The bigger the bag, the more bulbs you can store in it, but you still want to have air circulation so don't overfill.

Store the daylily bulbs for winter in a cool, dry location. Humidity is the enemy, so be wary of dryer vents and wet basements. The ideal temperature is above freezing but no warmer than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hang the bags in the storage location. Check them once every few days for signs of dampness or mold. If any bulbs become moldy, remove them and discard. Move the other bulbs to a clean mesh bag to prevent the mold from spreading.

  • Store the daylily bulbs for winter in a cool, dry location.
  • Move the other bulbs to a clean mesh bag to prevent the mold from spreading.

Split Bulbs And Store Daffodils

Dig along the outside edges of the daffodil flowerbed to loosen the soil at least six weeks after the last flower has faded. The best time to lift the bulbs is when the leaves have started yellowing. Use caution with the garden fork so you do not spear any of the bulbs. Shake the bulbs to remove excess soil. Lay the bulbs in a shallow drying tray in a cool area out of the sun. Remove and discard diseased or rotted bulbs. Do not force bulbs apart that have just started to divide. Treat the daffodil bulbs with a fungicide to prevent rotting during storage and to protect the exposed flesh of newly divided bulbs. Plant the bulbs in the fall in a well-drained flowerbed.

  • Dig along the outside edges of the daffodil flowerbed to loosen the soil at least six weeks after the last flower has faded.
  • Plant the bulbs in the fall in a well-drained flowerbed.

Split Bulbs And Store Daffodils

Dig along the outside edges of the daffodil flowerbed to loosen the soil at least six weeks after the last flower has faded. The best time to lift the bulbs is when the leaves have started yellowing. Use caution with the garden fork so you do not spear any of the bulbs. Shake the bulbs to remove excess soil. Lay the bulbs in a shallow drying tray in a cool area out of the sun. Remove and discard diseased or rotted bulbs. Do not force bulbs apart that have just started to divide. Treat the daffodil bulbs with a fungicide to prevent rotting during storage and to protect the exposed flesh of newly divided bulbs. Plant the bulbs in the fall in a well-drained flowerbed.

  • Dig along the outside edges of the daffodil flowerbed to loosen the soil at least six weeks after the last flower has faded.
  • Plant the bulbs in the fall in a well-drained flowerbed.

Tip

For mesh bags, save the produce bags that hold potatoes and onions, or purchase lingerie bags (used to protect delicate items in the washing machine) at a dollar store or supermarket.

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