planting or forcing indoors - Knowledgebase Question

HOOVER, Al
Question by weinberg69
November 15, 2010
i ordered a group of bulbs(tulips,daffodills,etc). can i force some to bloom inside or do they need a special treatment 1st, like refridgeration?


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Answer from NGA
November 15, 2010

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Spring blooming bulbs need a 12-14 week cold treatment. You can simply store the bulbs in your refrigerator for that length of time then bring them out, plant them in containers and leave them in a warm room. Or, if your garden regularly gets frosty weather in the fall through the spring months you can simply plant the bulbs in containers and set them outdoors where nature will supply the needed cold temperatures. Then bring the containers indoors about 6 weeks before you want them to bloom.

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