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Forced crocus.


Forced crocus.

I couldn't find anything on the internet about forcing crocus, but it seems to be working, so far anyways...



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I see a lot of growth there....

2 Jan, 2009

 

Ooh, have only done that with hyacinths, will try it too next year!

2 Jan, 2009

 

They may rot submerged in water like that for too long. I'm trying to force my crocus. I took a small container and placed gravel in the container about 3/4 full. I added water to the gravel but just where the bottom of the bulb touches the water. I saw this method at a garden shop. I made of several of these (crocus and hyacinth) and gave them as xmas gifts. Good luck with yours :)

2 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks, tastey...I am always making a flop of things. But I do have fun! lol...will let you know how it turns out.

3 Jan, 2009

 

Its always nice to experiment like this. Hope you get a good result

6 Jan, 2009

 

You can get special bulb vases for this kind of growing. I won some in a raffle last year and had some pleasing results. The bulb vases are hourglass shaped and allow the bulb to sit in the neck and dip its' roots in the water, keeping the bulb quite dry in case it rots. I love your display with the pebbles, very pretty. Just lift the bulbs out of the water a little, or tip away some of the water, that should help. I love crocus, they come in so many colours and colour combinations. They look great naturalised in the lawn too.

18 Jan, 2009

 

I will be keeping an eye open for those bulb vases!

19 Jan, 2009



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