Gardening for Newbies - Growing Bulbs Indoors
For an avid gardener, not knowing anything about growing bulbs, both indoors and outdoors is about on par with a keen fisherman not bothering to keep in touch with the prime locations where he can catch tarpon, salmon and other amazing catches. More
Table of Contents
Indoor Cultivation of Bulbs
Hydroponic bulb cultivation
Fiber Container Cultivation
Root Growth Time
Soil for your bulbs
Planting of your bulbs
The importance of Mulch
Right Placement of Your Bulbs Indoors
Best Indoor Bulb Cultivation Choices
Just imagine a cold, bleak winter’s evening, with the wind blowing outside, and howling all around the chimney like a hungry wolf. You have not seen the sun for quite a long time, because it has been snowing cats and dogs for the past couple of days or perhaps weeks, depending on your locality.
And suddenly your eyes light up on some plants growing indoors, and blooming away in colorful abundance and profusion. These spring flowers are growing in the winter, indoors, right inside your house.
For an avid gardener, not knowing anything about growing bulbs, both indoors and outdoors is about on par with a keen fisherman not bothering to keep in touch with the prime locations where he can catch tarpon, salmon and other amazing catches.
But for a newbie knowing nothing about gardening, and going into it for the first time, what is all the fuss about bulbs? If you have herbs like garlic, onions and shallots an integral part of your daily cuisine, these bulbs are grown with cloves of garlic planted in the soil, and the lily family plant bulbs planted in the spring to give you a delicious herbal harvest within a couple of months.
Also imagine a world without Narcissus, lilies, crocuses, daffodils, gladioli, tulips, snowdrops and hyacinths. All of these have grown from bulbs, instead of from seedlings, seeds or cuttings. So as your new project, and enjoyable future occupation, that of growing bulbs indoors, and making it a lovely fascinating pleasant place with lilies blooming inside, and garlic, spreading its own individual aroma in the kitchen, this book is going to give you some easy to follow DIY tips and techniques on how you can do that without growing bored with the complete long, tedious, boring procedure. It isn’t necessarily so!
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