YARD & GARDEN NEWS EXTRA June 2019--Ask Extension about tulips
This was not a good enough answer! What should have been covered is the answer to the question "Can I dig the bulbs now" and "How to store them--or not". Maybe they need to be rejuvenated/divided or moved. Sure, you don't have to do anything if they're vigorous and you just want to plant annuals. But if they've died down, the questions asked need a different answer! Can I store them or can I replant immediately after dividing or moving? Thanks for listening.
Olmsted County Minnesota
I shared your comment with the educator who wrote the article. She is out of the office until Wednesday, at which time I expect to hear back from her. I'll share her response with you when available.
Here is the response from the educator that wrote the article....
Carefully dig up the bulbs, shake off any loose soil and roots, discard any small ones and store the remainder in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place until fall planting time. Keep the bulbs out of direct sunlight and check them periodically for any disease. Old onion sacks or shallow seed trays work well for storing the bulbs over summer.