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moving to illinois with bulbs

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From: dee houck
Wittmann, AZ
I am moving to johnsburg, Illinois in the next 3 months. I am bringing my large iris, cannas, etc. bulbs with me. I am following all the advice - but I have 1 question. can I transport and store in 5 gallon, plastic buckets - with lots of holes in them. I had used them for a pepper garden I had. the bulbs are in the process of drying. also, what month should I replant? hope they appreciate the climate change. thanks

Extension Message
From: Richard Hentschel
Extension Educator, Horticulture
DuPage/Kane/Kendall Unit
Spring flower bulbs, tubers, etc. will need to be planted yet this year if possible to receive the needed cold treatments. Summer flowering bulbs, tubers, etc. need to be held until next spring and planted in warmer or warm soils.

If you are unable to plant those spring bloomers yet this fall, they still need to receive the cold treatment. Leave them in an unheated garage with some damp peat moss or soil mix around them. Plant them as soon as possible next year.

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