It does not have to be springtime for you to enjoy beautiful bulb flowers. All you need to learn are the secrets to growing bright fragrant bulbs inside your home using techniques that helps awaken the bulbs from their slumber.
Bulbs that Require Chilling Before Blooming
If you want to grow flowers such as tulips, crocus, hyacinths and daffodils, you will need to chill these bulbs at 35 degrees F for at least 16 weeks. Before you can chill the bulbs, you do need too plant them into a pot with the right kind of soil at the right depth that is right for their proper growth. The bulb packaging you receive the bulbs in will tell you all that. After the chilling phase, you can place the pot of bulbs in a warm sunny spot where they will sprout and grow into beautiful flowers.
Bulbs that Simply Require Warmth and Sunlight
Bulbs that you can grow with ease by simply sticking them in warmth and sunlight before spring even hits are amaryllis and paper whites. You do have to make sure the bulbs stay within 50 degrees F for the first two weeks after potting them as directed on the packaging you receive them in, but after that the potted bulbs need to receive as much sunlight and warmth as possible for them to grow into beautiful blossoms that you can enjoy indoors to fight the winter blues away.
Forcing bulbs for indoor bloom is easy if you know the tricks to activate the bulbs into beautiful blossoms you can enjoy indoors. Just remember to water you bulbs when the soil is dry and too always make sure they are in direct sunlight. It is also important to keep in mind that some bulbs are poisonous to humans and animals so always chill them away from food sources when using the refrigerator for forcing bulbs into full bloom before spring hits. After all, a blooming pot of flowers is suppose to help you feel better with their bright happy colors and lovely floral fragrances.