Ever been enticed by the pots of daffodils and fragrant hyacinth blooming in the grocery store in early February? Follow these easy, simple steps to save money and bring spring into your own home this winter…There are two ways to have bulbs blooming in your home this winter, easy and easier. Both are explained because some people have extra garage space but no extra ice box space and vice versa.
Pot up a few of your favorite flower bulbs in clean, well-drained potting soil and place the pots in a cool, unheated garage or cellar. Soak them in well after planting and then check now and then for water. Mark 12-15 weeks on your calender. 12 weeks in the minimum time needed for most bulbs, tulips do best with 15 weeks. When the time’s up, bring the pots into a cooler area of your home. Once you see the bulbs emerging, pots can be moved anywhere you need some spring!
Just toss a few bulbs in a paper sack and store for 12-15 weeks in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator. The paper sack prevents the bulbs from rotting, while the veggie bin provides a bit of moisture. After 12- 15 weeks, just pot up your bulbs in potting soil and place in a well lit room. Try to increase light and temperature gradually, just like it occurs in nature.