Are you looking to bring flowers indoors during the winter months? You can with bulb forcing. Bulb forcing dates back to the mid 1700’s. Bulb forcing is a gentle art, that can bring you joy and your surroundings color during the dark and cold months of winter.
“Forcing” is to speed up the growth of a bulb, we do this with light, water and heat. Forcing bulbs can be a rewarding past time.
Top Bulbs for Forcing:
Container: Fill container 1/2 way full of potting mix. Add bulbs root side down. Fill in with soil around the bulb 1/2 the height of the bulb leaving the head side out of the soil.
Forcing Vase: Fill vase with water, keep the roots wet.
Gravel: Place gravel or decorative pebbles in a vase or container. Place bulb root side down, fill with water.
Forcing bulbs indoors during the winter months is an exciting way to have flowers year-round. Some bulbs even have fragrance like paperwhites and hyacinths.
Follow these simple steps and you will be a successful indoor bulb grower.