At Six Weeks, How Are Those Bulbs Looking?


You may remember that just before Thanksgiving I started some bulbs in little forcing glasses. These above are my snowdrops. You can see that one–the one in the front in the lightest blue colored vase–has a bud on it.


Here are the crocuses. Just like with the snowdrops, one corm is proving itself a renegade. It is showing green foliage, although its not near blooming yet. Everything else has at least a few more weeks.


And here are the hyacinths. They still have quite a ways to go, so much so that I moved them to a warmer spot. But there are still differences between the purple and the white ones. For the most part, the purple ones have a vigorous root system and no green growth.

The white ones are showing some green growth but erratic root development. Since these are only forced bulbs, I am not sure strong root development matters. We’ll see.

I will most likely post the blooms, when I have them, on Wordless Wednesdays, so I wanted to do a commentary now.

3 thoughts on “At Six Weeks, How Are Those Bulbs Looking?

  1. tonytomeo January 14, 2019 / 10:29 am

    The sad part about forcing is discarding the bulbs afterward. Hyacinth bulbs are too expensive to force for just one bloom cycle . . . unless of course, one REALLY like hyacinth blooms. hmmm

    • gardendaze January 14, 2019 / 10:47 am

      What I usually do is to wait until the end of the season and then buy a bag at half price. That way I can force them without feeling too guilty about having to toss them later.


      • tonytomeo January 14, 2019 / 8:34 pm

        Oh, I do that with bare root cane berries; but I do not often admit to it.

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