Have you ever walked into a room that contained a pot of blooming hyacinths? What a heavenly smell! It is a smell you never forget and it always reminds you of spring. For many of us who live in cold climates, forcing hyacinths bulbs is a way to pass the winter and remind us that better weather and spring are just around the corner. Forcing hyacinths bulbs is easy. Take several bulbs and pot them up in a flower pot containing moist potting mix with fertilizer. Chill the bulbs at a temperature of 35 to 45 degrees for 13 to 15 weeks in your refrigerator. Check the bulbs during this period for moisture and the start of growth. Once the bulbs are showing growth, move them to a bright window in your home. Home temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees is perfect. Now just wait for the bulbs to continue to grow and produce those flowers that will fill your house with that sweet perfume.
The Creative Gardener
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