storing wild ginger rhizomes
Hi all. I'm new to this forum. I've been steadily replacing my grass with native plants, and had planned to put wild ginger (asarum canadense) and virginia bluebells into my shady east-facing front yard. Little did I know that a massive sewage reconstruction process was going to happen there! The rhizomes I ordered arrived, and my tiny front yard keeps getting mauled by refuse, construction vehicles, and boots digging into the wet clay. Needless to say, I can't put the fifty rhizomes I ordered into the ground, and the rest of my property is in full sun. How long can I store them, and how should I go about it? At the moment they are sitting in a plastic colander in the fridge with a dry dish towel over the top, but I'm betting there is a better way. Any help?