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Grow Spring Bulbs Indoors

Forcing bulbs indoors allows you to enjoy a spring bouquet during the dark days of winter.

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Grow Bulbs Indoors

Brighten up your home this winter by starting your own indoor bulb garden.

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Step 1: Choose Your Bulbs

Daffodils, amaryllis, paperwhites and hyacinths (especially grape hyacinths) make excellent candidates for growing indoors. Keep in mind that many hyacinth varieties will need to be pre-chilled for six weeks or longer before planting.

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Step 2: Inspect Bulbs

Healthy bulbs should be plump, firm and unblemished. Before buying, inspect them carefully. Reject moldy, bruised or shriveled bulbs.

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Step 3: Pick a Container

You can plant your bulbs in pots or containers filled with potting soil or gravel, or try using eggshells, which can be planted directly into the garden after flowering. Remove the top quarter of the eggshell, set the egg aside and rinse the shell with warm water.

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