Sue Luken, Indiana

After drying daffs, they never got ‘hard’

November 18, 2010
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Categories: Bulb Information, Growing Daffodils

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I’m packing up some misc daffs, dug from  here and there for some cyber
 friends and have noticed that a lot of them (well most) are not quite as firm or
hard as others I have dug and dried.  These likely were not turned much
during the drying/storing stage.  Would that result in them not being so firm?

My real concern is if they will bloom in 2011, or if they will maybe require
 an extra growing season, even if they ‘appear’ to be blooming sized bulbs now.
I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed with the number of 2011 blooms, but
if I give them a heads up that ‘most’ will not bloom until 2012, then they will not
have any unpleasant disappointment next spring.  I have inspected the bulbs quite
 well  and there doesn’t appear to be anything else wrong with them, other
than not being as firm as usual.

What can they expect?

Sue…a new ‘enabler’ from Indiana
 

8 responses to “After drying daffs, they never got ‘hard’”

  1. Clay Higgins says:

    I’m packing up some misc daffs, dug from  here and there for some cyber
     friends and have noticed that a lot of them (well most) are not quite as firm or
    hard as others I have dug and dried.  These likely were not turned much
    during the drying/storing stage.  Would that result in them not being so firm?

    My real concern is if they will bloom in 2011, or if they will maybe require
     an extra growing season, even if they ‘appear’ to be blooming sized bulbs now.
    I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed with the number of 2011 blooms, but
    if I give them a heads up that ‘most’ will not bloom until 2012, then they will not
    have any unpleasant disappointment next spring.  I have inspected the bulbs quite
     well  and there doesn’t appear to be anything else wrong with them, other
    than not being as firm as usual.

    What can they expect?

    Sue…a new ‘enabler’ from Indiana
     

  2. John Beck says:


    I’m packing up some misc daffs, dug from  here and there for some cyber
     friends and have noticed that a lot of them (well most) are not quite as firm or
    hard as others I have dug and dried.  These likely were not turned much
    during the drying/storing stage.  Would that result in them not being so firm?

    My real concern is if they will bloom in 2011, or if they will maybe require
     an extra growing season, even if they ‘appear’ to be blooming sized bulbs now.
    I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed with the number of 2011 blooms, but
    if I give them a heads up that ‘most’ will not bloom until 2012, then they will not
    have any unpleasant disappointment next spring.  I have inspected the bulbs quite
     well  and there doesn’t appear to be anything else wrong with them, other
    than not being as firm as usual.

    What can they expect?

    Sue…a new ‘enabler’ from Indiana
     

  3. John Beck says:


    I’m packing up some misc daffs, dug from  here and there for some cyber
     friends and have noticed that a lot of them (well most) are not quite as firm or
    hard as others I have dug and dried.  These likely were not turned much
    during the drying/storing stage.  Would that result in them not being so firm?

    My real concern is if they will bloom in 2011, or if they will maybe require
     an extra growing season, even if they ‘appear’ to be blooming sized bulbs now.
    I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed with the number of 2011 blooms, but
    if I give them a heads up that ‘most’ will not bloom until 2012, then they will not
    have any unpleasant disappointment next spring.  I have inspected the bulbs quite
     well  and there doesn’t appear to be anything else wrong with them, other
    than not being as firm as usual.

    What can they expect?

    Sue…a new ‘enabler’ from Indiana

  4. Clay Higgins says:

    I’m packing up some misc daffs, dug from  here and there for some cyber
     friends and have noticed that a lot of them (well most) are not quite as firm or
    hard as others I have dug and dried.  These likely were not turned much
    during the drying/storing stage.  Would that result in them not being so firm?

    My real concern is if they will bloom in 2011, or if they will maybe require
     an extra growing season, even if they ‘appear’ to be blooming sized bulbs now.
    I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed with the number of 2011 blooms, but
    if I give them a heads up that ‘most’ will not bloom until 2012, then they will not
    have any unpleasant disappointment next spring.  I have inspected the bulbs quite
     well  and there doesn’t appear to be anything else wrong with them, other
    than not being as firm as usual.

    What can they expect?

    Sue…a new ‘enabler’ from Indiana
     

  5. John Beck says:


    I’m packing up some misc daffs, dug from  here and there for some cyber
     friends and have noticed that a lot of them (well most) are not quite as firm or
    hard as others I have dug and dried.  These likely were not turned much
    during the drying/storing stage.  Would that result in them not being so firm?

    My real concern is if they will bloom in 2011, or if they will maybe require
     an extra growing season, even if they ‘appear’ to be blooming sized bulbs now.
    I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed with the number of 2011 blooms, but
    if I give them a heads up that ‘most’ will not bloom until 2012, then they will not
    have any unpleasant disappointment next spring.  I have inspected the bulbs quite
     well  and there doesn’t appear to be anything else wrong with them, other
    than not being as firm as usual.

    What can they expect?

    Sue…a new ‘enabler’ from Indiana
     

  6. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    
    I’m packing up some misc daffs, dug from  here and there for some cyber
     friends and have noticed that a lot of them (well most) are not quite as firm or
    hard as others I have dug and dried.  These likely were not turned much
    during the drying/storing stage.  Would that result in them not being so firm?

    My real concern is if they will bloom in 2011, or if they will maybe require
     an extra growing season, even if they ‘appear’ to be blooming sized bulbs now.
    I’d hate for anyone to be disappointed with the number of 2011 blooms, but
    if I give them a heads up that ‘most’ will not bloom until 2012, then they will not
    have any unpleasant disappointment next spring.  I have inspected the bulbs quite
     well  and there doesn’t appear to be anything else wrong with them, other
    than not being as firm as usual.

    What can they expect?

    Sue…a new ‘enabler’ from Indiana
     

  7. Melissa Reading says:


    I just kill the worm by slicing the suspect bulb in half, picking out the worm, and slicing it in half .  I doubt many of them go on to bother another bulb.  I don’t want to run the risk of the pesky buggers flying "home" from the dump.
    m

    At 01:58 PM 11/18/2010, james rogers wrote:

    I put them in paper bags and burn them
    seal the bag very well if it goes tot he trash
    John
     

  8. Clay Higgins says:

    Melissa,

    I also dig them out andI “terminate” them with “extreme prejudice.”  🙂  I don’t want them back either.

    clay

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