January 29, Zone 5
I optimistically purchased 500 daffodil bulbs late last fall and did not get them in the ground before winter. I stored them outside in the container they came in, like a milk crate but lower and they were stacked about 2-3 high. I put the container on a wire chair and covered the top only with a tarp. I did this with the tulip bulbs also. They did not get wet at all.
The tulip bulbs were very firm and I think they will bloom later but will be fine. They were very hard and healthy.
The daffodil bulbs seem a little soft, but not totally squishy. I am wondering what the odds of these blooming and being healthy next year might be, and was looking for opinions.
I haven't planted daffodils much so don't know if this is normal or not.
Also, any advice on extra things I can do to make the best of this situation and baby the bulbs/plants would be appreciated.
Thank you so much for your help!!