LEFT-OVER TULIP BULBS

Did the early cold temperatures of winter catch you off guard this year leaving you with some extra tulip or daffodil bulbs? Here is a simple and fun project that seems too easy to believe.

Just take any old pot that you may have around the house, such as a 6″, 7″, 8″ or even a 10″ size and place just a little soil in the bottom. Next, on top of the soil place as many of your left-over bulbs as possible then cover them up with soil so that your pot is almost full to the top, then water two times.

For 2 weeks keep the pot in a somewhat cool place, like the garage or even in the basement but after the 2 weeks, move this pot into a very cold place above freezing. The refrigerator would be ideal (not the freezer). Only add water about every 6 to 8 weeks, no more, and no fertilizer ever.

On about the 1st to the 15th of March, bring your pot out of the fridge and place it in a sunny spot.

Do not water for at least 3 days.

You can expect tulips to come into bloom in about 4 to 5 weeks after you bring them out of refrigeration and daffodils in about 14 to 18 days. This is a process that is practically fool-proof and one that you, or your kids should try.

The end result is very full-filling and so simple, it’s hard to believe.

Doug Hackbarth

Doug's is the owner of Broadview Florist & Greenhouses in Waynedale. He authors a garden & landscaping article in the newspaper. In his adolescence he attendedHillcrest, Kekionga and Elmhurst HS. His expertise has been shared in print, tv and radio.

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Doug Hackbarth

Doug's is the owner of Broadview Florist & Greenhouses in Waynedale. He authors a garden & landscaping article in the newspaper. In his adolescence he attended Hillcrest, Kekionga and Elmhurst HS. His expertise has been shared in print, tv and radio. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer