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06-Single pots to be planted in garden beds-230x153One of the true joys of gardening on a miserable winter day is to enjoy the fragrance and beauty of a pot of hyacinths you forced yourself.

The easiest spring bulbs to force include:
 
Hyacinth, Jonquil, Daffodil, Crocus, Grape Hyacinth, Freesia and many varieties of Tulip.
 
  1. Choose the largest size bulbs available.
  2. Place the bulbs in a pot so they almost touch.
  3. Plant with their tips just above the soil surface.
09-Rock Tulips in full bloom-230x153Use a good light potting mix or special bulb mix with some lime and slow release plant food added.
 
A little charcoal spread over the bottom of the pot will help purify the soil and keep it from turning sour.
 
Soak the pots then place in a dark, very cool and damp spot. This could be under dense trees and shrubs or buried underground in a specially marked bed of sand or gravel.
 
Keep moist. Leave in this position for at least 8-10 weeks, 12-14 weeks for tulips.
 
By then roots should be poking through the drainage holes and tiny shoots showing above.
 
MORE PICTURES click here...  Forcing Bulbs
   Freesia
   Hyacinth
   Jonquil
   Tulip
 

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dale-john 01-100x66 Dale Harvey and John Newton met in Melbourne Australia in 1981. Since then they both have supported each others careers while also building and maintaining their own. Read about how they were able to turn their joint careers into one and creating a dream of a better world starting in their own local community.

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