I just attended the Sherwood Garden Tulip Dig in Baltimore and now have 40...

Asked May 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

I just attended the Sherwood Garden Tulip Dig in Baltimore and now have 40 freshly dug up tulip bulbs. Now what? I have planted store bought Tulip bulbs in the past but these fresh ones have roots and stems still attached. Should I immediately replant them? If not, how do I store them until the fall? Should I cut the stems (some dried out, some still green with seed heads[?]) and roots off? Also there are multiple sections to the bulbs, some of which have fallen off. When it's time to plant do I plant the entire multi-section bulb? Help please!

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Plant your tulips now rather than worry about summer storage. Keep anything there that might be green other than seeds. Remove any seed heads and anything that is brown. Keep the roots. If there are multiple sections, plant them separately. vw