Forcing bulbs: best varieties link and instructions

linnea56(z5 IL)December 10, 2009

For those who want info: I found this link

There is a lot of detail there. I can tell I have already violated half the instructions with the ones I potted up a week or two ago, but, oh, well, IÂll just see what happens.

Here is a link that might be useful: Forcing bulbs

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Looks good linnea56! Now I just have to cadge the printer at work.

Kevin : )

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 9:09PM
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Hmm... I too violated many rules. For instance, most of mine weren't potted before putting them in the refrigerator. I just stuck them in a paper bag.

Think I should take them out and pot them up?

See... if I remember correctly, I did the paper bag thing last year and it worked beautifully. Hmm.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 12:48PM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

This is a good article, but was written in 1993, so varieties of bulbs are not necessarily the most common ones seen today. Just a FYI. If you do a "google" search on forcing bulbs, there are many articles on how to do it, giving slightly different advice. The main thing is to buy suitable bulbs and try it for yourself. You'll be really happy to have those potted flower bulbs in the winter to enjoy. When you buy bulbs to plant outdoors in the fall, buy some extras to force. After forcing them indoors, I plant all my bulbs except for the paperwhites outdoors in my garden.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 12:29AM
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