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  1. Jun 22,  · After digging them up, trim the leaves back to about 3 to 4 inches ( cm.) long. Also, do not wash the dirt off. Instead, allow the iris rhizomes to sit in the sun for a day or two until the iris rhizomes are dry to the touch. Using a scrub brush, gently brush off most of the dirt. There will be some dirt left on the rhizome.
  2. Digging Up The trick to digging up summer bulbs is to get them out of the ground without damaging them. After the flowers bloom and fade, only foliage remains of the summer bulb flowers. Don't dig.
  3. Bulbs as well as perennials should be dug and divided in early spring, or in the fall when the plants are dormant. The nutrients that are needed to provide the next years flowers, develop through energy the leaves absorb after the flowers are spent. For this reason it is best to leave the plant alone until the foliage dies back naturally.
  4. Jan 04,  · Every five years Daffodils and Crocus should be dug and replanted to prevent overcrowding. The first sign of overcrowding will be a decrease in the flower size, uneven bloom and uneven plant height. When this occurs, dig, spread bulbs out and replant immediately. Summer - Less hardy bulbs such as Dahlias or Begonias should be lifted each fall.
  5. The behavior of burying valued food items may have developed from the need of these ancestral wild canines to store energy-rich food for later consumption. A wolf who could remember where it buried food items could dig them up and later ingest those items and probably survive the winter. This behavior may persist in our domestic dogs.
  6. Jun 19,  · How to Cure or Dry Garlic for Later Use. Share Pin Trim them to within an inch or two of the bulb if you plan to store your garlic loose. Your garlic is now ready for storage. Keep it in a cool, dry place and it should stay fresh for months. If you nick a bulb while digging it up, you'll need to use it .
  7. Dig up the Bulbs. The first step is to remove the bulbs carefully without damaging them. Start by using a spade. If you have one in your toolbox already, then use it only if it’s clean and not rusted — or just get a new spade altogether. Next, dig a small hole, which is about two to three inches deep around the area where the irises are.
  8. Apr 05,  · After digging, allow the roots to dry for two to three hours. Don’t leave them out overnight where cooler temperatures and moisture can damage them. Once the surface is dry, move them to a warm, dry, well ventilated place for days. This will not only allow the skins to toughen, but will increase the sugar content.

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