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ERIC'S LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING
(419) 775-5888
72 Sycamore Street
Mansfield, OH
 
The Home Depot
(419)529-0015
2000 August Drive
Mansfield, OH
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Fastenal- Ashland
419-281-1311
2114 S. Baney Rd Ashland, OH, 44805
Ashland, OH
 
Boliantz Hardware
(419) 589-5467
860 Ashland Road
Mansfield, OH
 
Mhs Industrial Supply
(419) 522-2911
70 N Foster St
Mansfield, OH
 
The Home Depot
(419)207-8319
1060 Sugarbush Drive
Ashland, OH
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Home Hardware, Inc.
(419) 281-4663
140 Center St
Ashland, OH
 
Home True Value Hdw
(419) 281-4663
140 Center St
Ashland, OH
 
Fastenal- Mansfield
419-529-6651
100 East 5th Street Mansfield, OH, 44902
Mansfield, OH
 
Appleseed True Value Hardware
(419) 756-8340
1515 Lexington Ave
Mansfield, OH
 

Indoor Garden

Forcing Bulbs for Your
Own Indoor Garden

home remodeling articles and tips

By Kathy Hester

I really miss my garden during the long dark time of winter. So I make a winter garden by forcing spring bulbs to bloom inside. In garden stores, you'll see kits that have paper whites, hyacinth, and amaryllis, but you can save some money and make your own.

Most bulbs need to be chilled before planting to simulate the winter months. However, paperwhites and Amaryllis do not which is one of the reasons they are so popular for forcing. You can also grow freesias, bluebells, fairy lily, and calla lilies to break away from the standard fare. They also do not require chilling to bloom.

You can purchase a special bulb vase that has a thin body that opens to a wide mouth to keep the bulbs from getting too wet. Sometimes you can pick them up at a thrift store or on sale right before the spring. This is sometimes called 'water forcing'. You can even force Hyacinth bulbs without it. Insert toothpicks and put into a drinking glass like you grow an avocado seed as a house plant. They also look beautiful in a Noritake coffee cup. Make sure the roots stay wet, but the bulb stays fairly dry. Hyacinths, crocus, and narcissus love to be grown this way.

Use a waterproof pan or bowl and fill it with gravel or small river rocks. Now sit your bulbs into the pan so that they can stand up on their own, and that there is enough gravel below the bulb to keep them from rotting. I like to use a glass bowl so I can check the water level just by looking. Paper whites do great with this method, and they look amazing since they grow in bunches.

You can also plant them in pots of dirt. This is the way most bulbs that require chilling are forced. You usually need to plan this ahead of time since you will need to chill the bulbs for 8 - 12 weeks before they can be forced. They need the cold, but should not be subjected to freezing temperatures, so leave them in a root ce...

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