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Daffodils

DAFFODILS - MOVING

Daffodil bulbs should be moved in the fall. Mark the plants in the spring for fall digging.

Remove as much soil as possible, but avoid removing the "skin" or dried layer surrounding each bulb.

If bulbs must be moved earlier in the year, remove as much soil as possible, store in a cool location or refrigerator until fall planting.

DAFFODILS - UNPLANTED

Fall daffodil bulbs left unplanted may be planted the following spring. However, the chances that bulbs will bloom that spring are next to zero.

Make sure the bulbs are planted in a well-drained, loose soil, high in organic matter. Bulbs that grow and produce foliage should be allowed to grow as long as possible. Plants can be lightly fertilized with a water-soluble fertilizer. Remove foliage when it turns yellow.

Bulbs that fail to produce foliage after planting in the spring will probably rot or decompose during the year and should be replaced in the fall.

Unplanted daffodil bulbs should be stored in a cool, dry location for best survival rate. Bulbs should be firm and solid the following spring; if not, don't waste your time planting them.

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