Pre-growing bulbs in the garage in potting mix?
Though it's still not too late to plant some hyacinth bulbs. I am unable to get the area to be planted prepped in time. My current plan is to start the bulb in a pot in an unheated garage and then plant them later in spring.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find too much information on how to do this. The information I find are for forcing, which seems to be get the bulb to bloom in the winter. I am not interested in that. I just want the plant to grow some roots an plant then later with root and all.
Can I use a potting mix, the sort that's soil-less. I recall potting soil don't drain well enough to be use, but potting mix is OK.
Is the garage sufficient? The store said it should work but we need to make sure that the garage's temp don't fall to below -20. I guess I could relocate them to be near the house so it won't be as cold.