Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:47
Anything can be planted, when they come, plant them, they don't improve with being out of the ground. Naturally they are never out of the ground.
I think I'd soak them for an hour or two to rehydrate, then plant them somewhere well drained. Many people (including me) plant cheap offers very late and get away with it. But, as you've found, it's not 100% reliable.
A bed full of fresh compost could be too moisture retentive.