How Do You Force Spring Flowering Bulbs To Bloom In The Winter With Prechilling?
Did you know you can force spring flowering bulbs to bloom indoors in the winter months? Bulbs are normally planted in the fall, and this is because bulbs need a period of cold temperatures to stimulate growth and flowers. Some bulbs that require these cold temperatures are hyacinth, tulips, and crocus, but there are many more. Buying already prechilled bulbs are expensive and you can do it yourself with a little time and planning. Learn how to force spring flowering bulbs to bloom in the winter months with prechilling. Choose a container for potting. The container needs to have holes for drainage, and shallow containers work best. Fill the pot about 3/4 full with a potting mix. The potting mix should be peat-based for moisture retention. Squeeze as many bulbs as you can fit into the container. Be sure to place the bulbs into the container flat side down. It is alright to mix bulbs and use a few different flowering bulbs, but you should choose bulbs that have approximately the same blo