An update on the forced tulip bulbs: the gathering of bulbs bloomed in shades of red, pink and yellow; they bring joy into the house as they herald Spring.
The bulbs grew well in water, but those in sunlight are greener than the bunch on the kitchen table
Next year I plan to grow another package of forced bulbs in water, and when they begin to bloom transfer them to vases.
I found after blooming it was very easy to take the entire plant out of water and place in a new receptacle. You are only limited by your imagination on how many unique places you can find to place these flowering bulbs.
The forced bulbs in potting soil grew best in a deep pot. The bulbs planted in shallow soil did very poorly, as the above photo demonstrates.
Will I force tulip bulbs in the bottom of my refrigerator again? Oh Yes!
You can read more on how to force Spring-blooming bulbs here: Bargains in the Clearance Aisle.