Check on forced hy­acinths

Garden News (UK) - - In Your Flower Garden -

If you’re forc­ing hy­acinths for Christ­mas, the bulbs will be ready to bring out of your cho­sen dark, cool place about eight weeks af­ter plant­ing. In the mean­time, check and wa­ter the con­tainer lightly ev­ery one to two weeks to keep the hy­acinths moist. Once the bulbs have pro­duced 4-5cm (1½-2in) tall shoots and a good root sys­tem, you can bring them into the light. Keep them in a cool place out of di­rect sun­light for a week, then grow them on in a warmer, brighter spot. They should flower in about three weeks.

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