Let’s start with some eyecandy – a Hyacinth bulbgrowing & blooming in water. I have always been fascinated with planting bulbs in water & watching them grow indoors. My favorite ones have always been hyacinth & recently daffodils. There is no rocket science to this. In-fact, growing flower bulbs (some) in water is much more exciting and easier. The concept behind the idea is that bulbs store their own food and hence, all you need to do is choose the biggest & healthiest bulb you can.
P.S. If you have planted bulbs and forgot what is where, here is a handy guide to IDENTIFYING LEAVES OF FLOWER BULBS, to help you identify the plants.
These transparent glass vases with a narrow neck are perfect for planting bulbs. If your bulb is still smaller than the neck, no worries. Just fill it up with pebbles and place the bulbs on top. Scroll down to see.
The key point here is that ONLY the BOTTOM of the bulb must touch the water. Otherwise, it will rot. That’s it. Place the bulbs & keep at a place indoors that gets sunlight, maybe on a table near a window or the kitchen sill.
Now just wait & watch till they start sprouting. If the water gets dirty, change it carefully & make sure the bulbs are placed straight. Look at the roots & sprout below. The bulbs will grow roots in water first. The daffodils are sprouting below.
Look at those roots growing in water!!
Hyacinths came up late but sprouted too. They generally take their own sweet time indoors.
Meanwhile, the daffodils continue to grow taller & there is a bud already!! Doesn’t this tempt you to grow bulbs in water too?
Here are some hyacinths from a few years ago.
And a close up! Also, I am totally addicted to the fragrance of hyacinth blooms. I kept this one outdoors after it bloomed.
Do u plant flower bulbs in water or indoors too? Do comment & share pics!
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