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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:50 pm 
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ok so last year i saved a few small garlic bulbs from my garden and i THOUGHT i dried them out but clearly not cause this is what i ended up with.

what should i have done?

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 Post subject: Re: garden fail
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:19 pm 
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How did you store them? Usually bulbs and things are stored in a cool, dry place in paper rather than plastic to prevent mold and stuff.

ETA: cool, dry, and pest free (mice especially in the winter)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:39 pm 
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store big things in paper bags (lunch bags) and small seeds in paper envelopes!!

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 Post subject: Re: garden fail
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:30 pm 
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they were stored in my sunroom with my envelopes of seeds on a book shelf.
it's the coldest room in the house but also has the most windows so there is a large possibility that a lot of sun was shining on it even though that room is typically cool and is also the room the dogs go in and outside from so the door gets opened alot and cold air comes in.

i think plastic was just a bad idea. i think i was even thinking that when i did it.
my bean and pea seeds also went into ziplock bags and they seem fine.

i put my small potatoes that i harvested in a paperbag and put them in the basement. it is a finished basement so the heat does go on occasionally but in general it's much colder than the rest of the house.

i havent checked on the potatoes yet. hopefully they are not also a science experiment

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 Post subject: Re: garden fail
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Any bulbs or swollen roots (like garlic and potatoes) retain a lot of moisture and won't store for long in plastic, unlike seeds. My stored potatoes are sprouting pretty heavily at this point too, so I think I will pot them up, as it is still too cold/soggy to plant them out.

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