With spring around the corner, I’ve been thinking about gardening quite a bit. I LOVE flowers, so I thought why not grow flowers myself?
Last fall, I purchased a whole bag of tulip bulbs from Costco for a pretty reasonable price ($10-$15 for 50 bulbs!). However, I have come to realize that I don’t have enough space to plant all 50 tulip bulbs in the yard.
After doing some research (and staring at some photos on Pinterest), I learned that you can grow bulb plants in containers. So here begins my experiment of growing tulips in vases!
What I used:
- Tulip bulbs
- Gems (pebbles or river rocks also work)
Step 1. Place gems in vase—fill up about 1-2 inches, depending on the size of your container Step 2. Place bulb on gems. Step 3. Surround the bulb with more gems for support. Step 4. Fill vase with water until about 1 inch away from the bottom of the bulb.
Step 5. Move the vase to a cool, dark place. The bulbs should be in this environment for 4-6 weeks. This is meant to simulate the dormant, cool period that tulips need in order for the roots to grow well. Then, they can be brought out into the light.
That’s it! As long as everything goes well, you can expect to see some updates on these! I have planted four bulbs this way—two in small mason jars, and two in vases. I’m really hoping this works!
Does anyone else have any experience in forcing bulbs? Any tips?