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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen from Vanveen And next we're going to learn all about how to store daffodil bulbs. Now I store my daffodil bulbs because I dig them up in the fall and then we store them over the winter and I sell them in the garden shows and the farmers markets in the spring. So we have to have them ready to go when we dig them up. But really, my theory is only store them if you're moving or if you live in a cold climate where you actually have to cool them down by throwing them in the refrigerator for a couple of months and then bringing them back out. If you live in a climate where they need the cold temperatures, then you shouldn't store them at all. Always leave them in the ground. And if you're growing them in pots, you can always separate them out and leave them in a paper bag or leave them in a bin or leave them in a paper box, but the trick is to keep them dry. But not too dry so that they just dry up to nothing. So a lot of times if I do grow them in containers and they're done blooming, I'll just chop the containers off, and continue to water that container over the summer, leave it in the garage or leave it under the eves for the winter so that it's actually kind of on the dry side in the wintertime. And then I just put it back out in the spring and it grows really well. So I found the key with daffodil bulbs is to actually not take them out of the ground. Either leave them in a pot or leave them in a grazed bed. They'll do well for years and years and years. Daffodil bulbs do best when they're dry, so you don't want to store them where they're going to be really moist 'cause eventually they'll get really moldy. So just leaving them in a bin with the other bulbs or putting them in a container or a paper bag or even a shoe box, they can store really well. But like I said before if you've a place in the ground, leave them in the ground. And if you're moving into another home and you want to save them, just dig them up and throw them in a garbage bag and then when you get to your new home, take them back out and put them in the ground as soon as possible. Because the ground or container is always the best spot for them. Why would they want to live in an apartment when their house is ready? So my theory is leave them in the ground and only store them when you really need to.