Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Beautiful Bulbs -

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.

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