Plants – Forced Tulip Update

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.

8 thoughts on “Plants – Forced Tulip Update

    1. Timelesslady

      Thanks so much for stopping by and the comment. I planted quite a few bulbs this year too. The crocuses are blooming and the hyacinths are showing, the daffodils about ready to burst.

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    1. Timelesslady

      I’ve heard the same, and I’ve also heard that even if you initially plant them in the ground, tulip bulbs aren’t long-lived in contrast to daffodils, which seem to go on forever.

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