|Issue #536 - September 17, 2015|
Forcing Spring Bulbs
Forcing flower bulbs for indoor blooms can be a fun hobby that will produce beautiful dividends!
Bulbs that you wish to bloom inside the home can be planted in earthenware, plastic or glass pots. Just make sure they are at least 4" deep and that the pot has a drainage hole. We also recommend using a medium potting soil.
To obtain a suitable result, it is absolutely necessary that the bulbs spend 13-15 weeks in a cold (approximately 48 degrees) environment. This should preferably be a dark environment, although it's not crucial. If you do not have a cool room available, the pots can be buried in the garden for the indicated length of time, provided it isn't too wet.
If you do not provide the bulbs with a sufficiently long cold period, the flowers will have short stems, while a cold period that is too long will produce plants that are too tall.
Planting times last from early September until December. The earlier you plant the bulbs, the earlier they will bloom. After the cold treatment, you should put the bulbs in a warm room. It will be another 2 to 3 weeks before the flowers will be in full bloom. Amaryllis and Paperwhite bulbs do not require a cold treatment and can be put in a warm location immediately after purchase.
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