Monday, July 14, 2008

Force Bloom Tulips

I received tulips a while ago from Hubby and after they wilted I decided to keep the bulbs to try and force them to re-bloom inside.
Has anyone ever tried this? I did some research on the net and read up on how its done. One mistake I already made. I was supposed to put the bulbs in a paper bag. Oops. I put them in a plastic Ziploc bag. Which held in the moisture, I hope that's not a bad thing. I have had them in my refrigerator for ever - more than the required time of 12-16 weeks.
I potted them a week ago and have been keeping them in the corner in my bedroom. Its dark and its the coolest place in the house (we don't have a basement).
I am going to keep the pot in my bedroom until next month and them move it to my living room window that gets indirect sunlight for 2 weeks. Then move it for the last time to my kitchen window that gets direct sunlight and is the warmest room in the house.
I really hope they grow and bloom. I love tulips and daises.


Mrs. Marine



Trisha

3 comments:

  1. Good luck with your tulips! I have heard about forcing but was not sure how to do it. I wish I was more of a gardener. :)
    tina

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good Luck! The bulbs might have gotten something from the moisture. But tulips tend to be pretty hardy so unless it's changed colors before you planted it you should be fine.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would be interested to know how the tulip forcing turns out. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers but they last a very short time. Forcing would extend their value. Keep us posted.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you, I appreciate your comments! Leave a link to your blog so I can visit you!