Daffodil Transplanting

Daffodil transplanting is one of those things we all want to do whenever the darn bulbs get too overcrowded or just happen to have become "in the wrong spot".

There are two times you can move daffodils successfully and easily.

If you're in a hurry and need the space, they can be moved immediately after blooming before they have started storing energy for the coming year.

And they can be dug and moved (the easier and safer system) as soon as the bulbs turn yellow and dry up after the leaves have finished replenishing the bulb's flower strength for next year.

How to Do it?

To do the former - moving in green leaf - carefully dig the bulbs. Take as much of the soil as you can with you (don't clean off the bulbs) and replant immediately at the same depth as they were in the original garden.

To dig up mature bulbs, simply pop them out of the ground and allow to air dry for a few days. Remove all excess foliage and store cool and dry for the summer. In the late fall, replant them as normal.

Can you replant them right away if they are mature bulbs?

Yes, you can.

The advantage or storing them cool and dry means that they bulb stays dormant and doesn't accidentally "wake up" and start growing too soon.

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