advertisement

advertisement

No Thanks
Let
Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Smart Bulb Storage

To store bulbs, such as dahlias, tuberoses, cannas, and elephant ears, that are too tender to survive outside in cold winters, place them in a box filled with the remnants of old documents from your paper shredder. The paper helps absorb moisture and prevents the bulbs from touching. Keep in a cool, dark, and dry place until you're ready to plant in the spring.

Comments (5)

  • DutchGrown 6 Dec, 2014

    Great post...this is one of our most frequently asked questions from our customers at DutchGrown
    I will share this great post with them as well!

  • DutchGrown 6 Dec, 2014

    Great post...this is one of our most frequently asked questions from our customers at www.dutchgrown.com
    I will share this great post with them as well!

  • DutchGrown 6 Dec, 2014

    Great post...this is one of our most frequently asked questions from our customers at www.dutchgrown.com
    I will share this great post with them as well!

  • Dean Ashby 26 Jun, 2013

    Thank you so much for sharing! My bulbs often get rotten ever so quickly and I do not know what to do! Who knew that paper shredder remnants is the solution to my predicament. This bulb storage is really smart indeed and I will start to implement it right away! I have heard of used newspapers too, perhaps I could experiment with the different types of paper.

  • Dean Ashby 26 Jun, 2013

    Thank you so much for sharing! My bulbs often get rotten ever so quickly and I do not know what to do! Who knew that paper shredder remnants is the solution to my predicament. This bulb storage is really smart indeed and I will start to implement it right away! I have heard of used newspapers too, perhaps I could experiment with the different types of paper.
    Dean Ashby - Mobile Storage Sydney