THE CUT

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GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

BUST OUT YOUR BULBS (GROWING IN WATER)

11th October 2018

Words by Jessica Peace

You don’t have to get your spade out,  you can grow your bulbs indoors by ‘forcing’ them in water. We like doing this for early blooms on our window sills and getting our gaffs smelling floralicious in the arse end of winter.

UNDERWATER LOVE

This method works for daffs, crocus and hyacinth. Basically, you want to sit your bulbs bottom (the rounder, hairier bit!!!) in water - Just the bottom though, otherwise you will drown your bulb.

CHILL FACTOR

As we are ‘forcing’ our bulbs into flower we need to fake the winter… This is easy, just toss your bulbs into a bag with holes in it and shove it in the fridge for 8 - 12 weeks (or however patient you can be).

LET THE LIGHT IN

Once you’ve grabbed your bulbs from the fridge and plonked them in your vase, put them somewhere with ‘indirect’ light (not so sunny), when your plant gets its bud on shove it in full sun.

Ta Daah!