Daffodil Indoor Growing Kit with Delft Ceramic Bowl, 5 Bulbs
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Daffodils are among the most popular bulbs for forcing indoors. They also grow well in warm climates, such as zone 8 and 9 when they have been chilled prior to planting
Our pre-chilled bulbs receive at least 8+ weeks of the required cold temperatures needed before shipping and planting. Pre-chilled bulbs are great for forcing indoors, as well as for climates where consistently cool temperatures are not available.
You can complete this "forcing" process indoors or out.
While bulbs can be planted in soil, more commonly they are grown in pots or dishes with some stones or marbles to anchor them in place and a little water.
1 Select a container that is about 3 - 4 inches deep (8 - 10 cm) and that has no drainage holes.You won't be adding soil and you do not want a container so deep that the bulbs will be completely submerged.
2 Spread an inch or 2 of stones, marbles or even gravel, along the bottom of the container. Whatever material you choose, it should be clean.
3 Position your paper white bulbs, pointed end up, on top of the stone layer. Go ahead and squeeze them in tightly. They not only look better in a large group, the tight fit will help keep them from toppling over.
4 Add another layer of stones to fill in any gaps and cover the bulbs up to their shoulders. The pointed tips should still be showing. Do not bury the bulbs completely.
5 Add water so that the level just reaches the base of the bulbs. Allowing the bottom of the bulb to sit in water will stimulate growth. Covering the entire bulb with water could cause it to rot.
6 The bulbs don’t need light at this point and they prefer to be kept on the cool side, at about 65 degrees F (18 degrees C.). Unlike other bulbs that are forced, you do not need to put your paperwhites into darkness. It is probably better if they are left out in the open, so you will remember to check the water level. (See Step #7.)
7 Check your bulbs daily to see if they need more water. You want the level to remain just touching the base of the bulbs. They will slowly uptake some of the water and you will lose some to evaporation, but you shouldn't need to add copious amounts of water.
8 When you see roots developing, it is time to move the container to a sunny window. The sunnier the better, but try not to let them get too warm or they’ll grow leggy. Most windows are a little cool in winter, so don't be afraid to get them close to the windowpane.