Chill bulbs for six weeks before bringing them inside
Nov 26, 2017 6:00 AM -
Certain bulbs, such as daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and crocuses, are excellent for forcing in pots in the greenhouse or home. They need to be chilled for six to 10 weeks at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below to fulfill the requirements of a dormant period. Plant them in pots in the fall and leave them in a cold place before bringing them inside for forcing. Place the pots in a cold frame outside, plunge the pots into the ground and mulch.