We would like to "force bulbs" we have kept bulbs in their original...

Asked January 18, 2014, 10:21 PM EST

We would like to "force bulbs" we have kept bulbs in their original plastic packaging from the store and placed them in the frig. They are not in dirt or water. Can we still plant them in soil and have good results?

Douglas County Minnesota tender bulbs horticulture

1 Response

Sometimes the type of bulb changes forcing techniques. However, since your bulbs have been dormant, potting them and bringing them out of dormancy may yield some blossoms. The following information from neighboring Wisconsin Extension and Horticulture experts has additional information, see:

Forcing Bulbs
http://hort.uwex.edu/articles/forcing-bulbs