West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I left panting all my daffodil and hyacinth bulbs too late so i decided to force them...being relatively new to gardening maybe it wasn't such a good idea!
I placed them in pots and put them in my cellar. After just 2 weeks the shoots had grown about 1" above the soil and now after just 3 weeks they have now grown about 2" and the roots are poking out from the drainage holes.
I now have no idea what to do with them. Apparantly the chilling period should be 6-12 weeks right and if not left long enough to chill i have read that the blooms grow small or sometimes no blooms are produced at all.
Should i bring them into the kitchen now or leave them in my cellar for at least 6 weeks? Eventually i would like to put them into the garden and i scheduled it so that i could get them into the garden in full light around March but my plans have been thwarted by this unexpected accelarated growth. Any advice would be useful.
- 27 Jan, 2010