Can you WS bulbs

Gertrude1(6)February 26, 2014

I have some daffodil bulbs that didn't make it into the ground in Fall, can I put them in a milk jug and WS? Has anyone done this?

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Campanula UK Z8

Um, I generally sow seeds which will turn into bulbs. I would suggest planting them anyway - they may be blind this year but will be fine next year.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 8:47AM
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I think you mean force? My method - place daffs in pot with soil, water thoroughly. Place daffs in pot in cardboard box outside place newspaper crumpled overtop before closing. Wait to bring outdoors when roots appear under pot. Place in warm sunlight. Arrange daffs in pot with points inward around in a circle. Seems to work.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 11:16AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

'Arrange daffs in pot with points inward around in a circle.' Do you mean on their sides? What is the thinking behind that?

I'd just plant the bulbs in the ground right now if it's workable. If not plant in pots and put them outside. i don't see a need for the milk jug treatment since they are bulbs, not seeds.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 8:29AM
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vegpatch(5 Colo)

If you can work the ground, I would still plant them or pot them in a nice pot for an indoor arrangement and then plant them outside (or do both if you have too many for indoors). They may come up a bit later this year either way due to developing their root system.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 12:36PM
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