indoor forcing

organicpepper_grower(Nova Scotia)March 3, 2009

I bought some bulbs last fall and wanted to plant them in the garden for spring but things happen. I left them out in my cold room and the began to sprout, so I put them in some potting soil and brought them inside. Most of them grew except for the Pink Emperor's butjust when they were about to bloom the ends dried up and died. Any idea's, this is my first time doing bulbs inside.

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I can't tell what kind of bulb it is by the name Pink Emperor, but if they're hardy bulbs , just plant them outside when the ground is workable. They may recover and bloom next year.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2009 at 7:40PM
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organicpepper_grower(Nova Scotia)

their both tulips

    Bookmark   March 6, 2009 at 9:08AM
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ladychroe(z6 NJ)

Either it wasn't cold enough, or it wasn't long enough. Tulips need to be around 40 degrees for at least 14 weeks or the buds will blast, like you described. Also, after tulips are forced, you may as well throw them out. 99% of the time they won't bloom again.

Oh well! Try again next year by putting the pots into an insulated cooler in the garage. That works best for me.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2009 at 11:02AM
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