Re: CULT: I. reticulata forcing
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- Subject: Re: CULT: I. reticulata forcing
- From: Irisborer <Irisborer@aol.com>
- Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 03:22:31 -0700 (MST)
In a message dated 97-12-27 16:41:53 EST, you write:
Much to my chagrin, I found about a half dozen reticulata bulbs that I
must have forgotten to get into the soil in the fall. Is there any
possibility I could force them indoors?
OH YES...... they are probably the easiest bulb to force!
Plant the bulbs in a small pot.... 3 or 4 to a pot in good, damp potting soil.
Put them in a dark cold place for 6 to 10 weeks. I use a cardboard box in an
unheated mudroom.... the pots are, therefore, not exposed to light.
After that time, you can open the box... then oouch them inside after a day or
two. The darn things will be in bloom within a week.
BTW.... in WNY we discovered that potted and blooming reticulata bulbs are a
WONDERFUL draw for any spring Flower and Garden iris booth.
E. Aurora, NY