Open containers immediately upon arrival and check the condition of the packing material around the roots. If the packing material around the roots is damp and cool and you intend to plant within a couple of days, just close the package making sure all roots are covered with packing material and store in a cool place until planting time. On the other hand, if upon opening the containers you find the packing material to be only slightly damp and warm, we then suggest you add water immediately, keep the roots covered with packing material and do not close the container until the roots have cooled off. Check your plants often until you plant to make sure they are kept moist and cool. Storage at approximately 40 degrees F is optimal. If a cooler is not available, a cool basement or garage would work well.