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Storage and storage of bulbs


Storage and storage of bulbs


Bulbous plants are often placed as temporary fillers for flower beds and borders, so they should be left in the ground for a limited period of time. When their leaves start to turn yellow, about 4-6 weeks after flowering, it is necessary to eradicate them from the ground for their conservation. First of all the bulbs must be cleaned, removing the earth, the external coverings and the dry leaves, taking care to completely eliminate the damaged or sick bulbs.
Subsequently you will have to lay them on a grid of iron meshes so that they dry at least for one night and finally dust them with a fungicide. The final step will be to put them in a paper bag, to keep them in a cool, dry place until the next transplant.
Bulbous plants can be removed from the soil during the vegetative period. In this case uproot the plant after flowering and place it in the nursery until the leaves wilt, then proceed as we have described.
Some bulbous plants, such as the lily, do not grow if they are left to dry during dormancy, so in this case they must remain immersed in vases placed in a cold place during dormancy and repotted in fresh soil in spring.