When to bring my forced hyacinths indoors?
IÂm trying this for the first time. I bought Lady Derby hyacinths, which are supposed to be especially good for forcing. I potted, watered and put them in my attached garage in mid-November. When it got colder I moved them closer to the house wall where it does not freeze hard. Several times I have scooped up snow to put on the pots, so they wonÂt dry out too much. It melted in time, so I know itÂs not below freezing.
Do they need 12 weeks, or more, of vernalization? If 12 weeks then I should bring them in in mid-February.
I have read conflicting info on when, and to what conditions, I should bring them in. One site said I needed 40 degrees and darkness, which is still more like the garage than the house. Most said something confusing about waiting until buds were formed before bringing them in, etc. Does this mean they will sprout all by themselves in the dark garage? I thought I needed to bring them into some kind of increased warmth to bring on sprouting. Thanks!