Topic: forcing bulbs
Winter solstice is past and the days are getting a little bit lighter every day. But still the blooms of my Amaryllis planted at Christmas are a welcome sight. A week ago I pulled hyacinth bulbs from my refrigerator crisper where I stashed them last fall, and put them in a clear glass jar on top of colored marbles, with water just touching the base of the bulbs. The roots grow almost fast enough to watch!
I also planted tulips and daffodil bulbs that I had stored in the same crisper bin. These I planted shallowly in potting soil. Ideally I would have had them potted in the frig all this time, but my husband considers food a higher priority than flower pots in the frig for some strange reason.