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Don’t plant spring blooming bulbs until a hard freeze – true?

I attended a gardening lecture last month, where the presenter stated that one shouldn’t plant spring blooming bulbs until a hard freeze.

I hadn’t heard that before. Is it true?

It was 31 F last night, I think that is the lowest temperature due for a week.

I can understand not doing it TOO early, so the bulbs don’t sprout. But it’s already the second half of October, and I’m pretty sure we’ve had some frosts. I don’t know about hard freezes so far, but I don’t think so – though I’ve been out of town and can’t be sure.

I just bought a few hundred bulbs; it would be nice to at least start on some of them. Thanks!

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