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#132071 Sep 21st, 2007 at 08:10 AM
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I'd like to plant bulbs in pots. Sometimes I don't know where exactly I want to plant them in the fall and when they come up in the spring, I wish they were somewhere else. Also, I'd like to have some pots of tulips to put on the deck or bring in the house in the spring (or force them earlier). If I put them in pots, should they be left outside in the snow rspb this winter or put in an unheated quonset or garage. Will a clay pot crack in the winter?


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Clay pots can crack if you leave them out in the snow. As the snow melts into the pot and refreezes it espands & breaks the pot. There are frost proof pots that can be left out.
You can put the pots in a shed, garage etc for the winter. or after the foliage dies off take the bulbs out and store them in your fridge until you want to force them, or plant in pots again in the spring. (the fridge fools them into dormancy)


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