Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Forcing Hyacinths

I tried forcing 5 Hyacinth bulbs indoors in a pot with potting soil. After watering I stashed them away in a closet in the garage for about 2 months.

I brought them into the living room early this month. And now they have fragrant blooms on them. Had the internet been smelling friendly, these photographs would be hyacinth scented.
So forcing bulbs is not tough. The key is to mimic dark and cold days of winter for these plants. I am going to try forcing paperwhites and tulips next spring, and maybe even some forsythia.

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