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Hyacinths for spring fragrance indoors

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Potter & Rest

Hyacinths are one of the many plants that are ideal for growing in pots indoors and they can be force grown so that the fragrance of spring can be enjoyed in your home much earlier than usual.

In order to force grow hyacinths you will need to use prepared bulbs and plant them in October for January flowering or in mid-September for Christmas flowering. When potting the bulbs be sure that their tops are just showing above the compost.

The bulbs should be planted close together but not touching each other or the sides of the pots.

Store the pots in a cold spot for around 10 to 12 weeks until the flower buds are around 10cm tall. Once they’ve reached this height move the pots to a warmer and lighter location such as a lounge or kitchen. Keep the soil moist but well drained.

Once the flowers have finished you can discard the bulbs or plant them in the garden.

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