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September 11, 2019

Text and Image Heather Henson of Boreal Blooms @borealblooms

I had always thought it would be impossible to grow ranunculus here in Alberta. Unlike tulips or narcissus, the corms cannot freeze in the ground. Everything I read recommended fall or late winter planting and a long, cool growing period to get blooms in April and May. We very often have snow covered ground until May and winter temperatures always hit at least -30C, if not colder. No chance for fall planting here without a heated greenhouse, which I don't own. I wasn't ready to give up on my ranunculus dreams though, so in 2016 I bought a cheap mix of 100 corms and decided to just follow all the steps and put my presprouted corms in the ground as soon as I could work the soil. I soaked the corms starting April 1st and placed them in my heated garage to sprout,, which was a perfect 10C.  I planted them out on April 20th, the night before I left for the Floret workshop (where I met Louise!). Despite some nights that still dipped...

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