Awhile back i saw a pin on pinterest about how to force tulips in water. I thought it looked pretty darn nifty, so when i saw a pack of tulip bulbs at dollarama a few months back i thought it was well worth the $2 investment to give it a try! Flower experiment time!
The whole process is really quite simple, but before you start the tulip bulbs need some resting time in a cold dark place, i kept mine in my fridge. I looked around on several different places online to try and find out info and they said anything from a month to 15 weeks, that's kinda a big gap! My package of tulips did not mention anything about how much time they might need. I figure they have been in the fridge for at least 10 weeks, maybe 11 or 12 so i thought i would give them a go!
I had bought a tall glass container to keep them in & i had a previously bought bag of sea glass that i was going to use as a filler. So, dumped in the sea glass & arranged my bulbs, my container only fit 3 bulbs in it, so there are still 3 more in the fridge to try again later! My container is fairly narrow so there is not much room for the bulbs to move around & the stocks will be pretty supported by it as well.
Last step is to fill it up with some water to a level just below the bulbs, so that it is not quite touching them. The trick is going to be keeping it at a good level while they continue to grow.
This is what they looked like when i started.
And this is what they looked like today, just 3 days later!!!
I am so impressed with how much they have sprouted! & look, you can see their little roots are starting to grow! & it has just been 3 days! I am so impressed with these!
I will keep you updated.