THE BIG CHILL
Certain bulbs, such as tulips and hyacinths, require a cold spell to trigger good growth and flowering. So the trick is to give them six weeks in the refrigerator before planting – sit the bulbs in egg cartons and place them in the fridge. In warmer climates, you can use this technique for all your bulbs. And if you have large quantities of bulbs to chill, place them into paper bags and pop into the crisper drawer.