Trying To Force Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Syracuse, NY
Question by oksookim
March 12, 2000
I am as far from a green thumb as you can get (I finally have a flourishing African Violet and philodendrum). This year I tried to force paperwhites (from a kit) and crocuses. The paperwhites grew tall, but then stopped growing and never bloomed, although there where buds coming up inside the leaves. The crocuses I put in the refrigerator for 12 weeks and them in a window. They never even took root. The only thing I can think of is that I put them both in windows on the same side of the house. Can it make that much of a difference? It did on the blooms of the African violet, but I know that they are specific about having morning light. Are all blooming plants like that?


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Answer from NGA
March 12, 2000

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digging to replanting can cause failure, too.

I hope you won't be too discouraged. The first time I tried to force crocus they molded in the fridge and the buds went awry because of the apples, too. digging to replanting can cause failure, too.

I hope you won't be too discouraged. The first time I tried to force crocus they molded in the fridge and the buds went awry because of the apples, too.

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