I thought this was the best description of what to do about the bags of bulbs I have that never got planted ‘cause I was having a sore back when it was time.
RE: Ground is frozen. Menards has bulbs on clearance. What to do?
- Posted by ljrmiller
Well…since it’s the midwest, you could buy bags of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, mix it with fuel oil, put scoopfuls everywhere you want to plant bulbs, put a firecracker in each scoop, light and run like blazes, then plant in all the craters you made…
Okay, probably a VERY bad idea. I’d pot the bulbs up, and put them in a cool, but frost-free place (about 40° F) until March, then bring them out to start them growing.
I brought in a bunch of pots of dirt where mesclun was growing last year, thought I’d plant these bulbs and put them out in our cool storage spot, then plant out in early spring. I thought it would take an hour or two for the pots to thaw out. 4 hours later I just tried to dig around in the smallest one and found there’s still a big chunk of solid-frozen dirtsickle in the middle of it.