The autumn leaves are falling, and the trees are getting ready for the cold of winter. The bulbs from which our pot lilies will emerge are doing the same. The bulbs were put in the ground at the end of March and flowered there. In the past months they have died off and are now ready for harvesting. With the stems loose, the bulbs are ready to be harvested. This year, with a relatively warm autumn (temperatures above 15ºC) it was very favorable for the good development of the bulbs. After harvesting they are cleaned and transported to various locations where they are sorted by size. Then the bulbs enter their winter rest to build up strength for the next flowering season. We put them in cold storage for that purpose. They stay there until we need to cultivate them into pot lilies so you can enjoy them again in 2021.
Did you know that it takes 3 years before you can harvest several lily bulbs from one lily bulb. From small scale to small bulbs in the greenhouse and then two more years on the land. A huge preparation, before potted lilies can be produced.