Forcing Bulbs

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Many gardeners enjoy forcing bulbs indoors, allowing them to enjoy beautiful flowers long before they would bloom in the spring. This is a page about forcing bulbs.


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September 5, 2001

Dig up bulbs now for forcing during the winter. Put them in the refrigerator for about a month. Then plant them in pots and let them grow. Then they will be ready to plant for flowers at Christmas time.

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I never planted my tulips (early bloom and later varieties) or my grape hyacinths this past fall. They are still in my fridge. Does anyone know how to force any of these indoors in a spare front room (north)? Do I need a growing light, as I have only sun in my kitchen which faces south, but has narrow windowsills? I would like flowers for Easter or May, for Mother's Day, if possible. Thanks for any help.


By Karen


March 12, 20110 found this helpful

Simply put them in the ground now! they will bloom late but they will bloom this year for you!

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September 17, 2012

I purchased 40 mums to add color around our church for homecoming. The buds are showing some color, but are far from open. The event is in 6 days. Is there any way to force more color by then? Thanks!

By Barbara

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January 28, 2010

I am forcing Hyacinth bulbs, but I don't know what to do with them after they have bloomed. What do I need to do so they will bloom again? Thanks so much.

Hardiness Zone: 7a

By amanda from Oklahoma City, OK

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