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How to Grow Tulips and Other Perennials in Glass Jars in Your Home All Year
Amazing Tulips grown in glass gars
Last year for Easter I purchased some tulips for my mom that I had grown in a glass jar with no dirt. I thought it was so amazing, you could watch the tulips grow from the bulbs. The tulips cost about $15 and I thought to myself, I can grow these tulips myself much cheaper next year. I am always trying to find ways to save money. It should be cheaper to buy these tulips since you don't have to pay for the dirt to grow the tulips in.
Yesterday, while shopping at Wal-Mart I found tulip bulbs on sale in the home and garden section. For 18 tulip bulbs the cost was 2$ and for 9 tulip bulbs the cost was .75 cents. Wal-Mart also had purple, red and pink tulip bulbs. They also sold daffodils bulbs
Forcing tulips and or other perennials to grow is fairly easy to do in your home in glass jars or in other containers such as pots, canning jars or even an Easter basket.
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How to Prepare The Bulbs
In my glass vases I placed stones in the bottom. Put enough water in the vase to cover the stones. Next, I placed as many bulbs that would fit in the vase on top of the stones with the pointed end of the bulb up. Make sure there is not too much water in the vase or your bulb will rot. Tulip bulbs do not like too much water.
Tulips can be grown at any time of the year when grown in glass jars providing they spent 8 to 10 weeks hibernating in your refrigerator. Flowers make great gifts. I have about 10 jars growing now in vases and canning jars. I plan on starting more every week to assure some will be ready by Easter.
Enjoy Your Tulips Anytime
You can start forcing tulips in October to bloom by Christmas. On average, tulips need at least 12 to 16 weeks to bloom if started in September or October, but only 8 to 10 weeks if started in December. Remember, your tulips must have the 6 to 8 week dormant time to grow flowers otherwise you will only have leaves.