Cut off the dead flowering stalks, but do not remove the green foliage. Be sure to label the bags or pots. These are hardy only in zones 8-10. Perhaps you can let me know by leaving a comment. I toss my tropical Narcissi, too. The mulch that you place atop the paper should be a shredded-type (as opposed to a chunky, bark-type). I made her dig them out and give them to me.. lol. It may take a couple of years, but eventually they produce year after year. Thanks for asking! Great info. Interesting. Gotta try some fragrant bloomers next year… ohohoho! Since you mentioned shredded paper, I just ordered a shredder for leaves and small twigs to try and speed up my composting. , Thanks for sharing your expertise Kevin.. I’d use a 2-inch layer of shredded mulch for major (large) bulbs; and less for minor (small) bulbs. African violets, geraniums, and other flowering plants thrive beneath the “artificial sunlight” the fluorescent tubes afford. This article has been viewed 10,513 times. I have narcissus in a pot my sister gave to me and would like to keep them indoors for next year, would I put them in a cool place and bring them back out next spring? When I think that there are no longer any magical moments in this world of ours – I recall your beautiful, healthy, compassionate, and loving home; and all that you do. Great post! Hi Sheila – You can read all about the glass shelving in this post o’ mine: Steps to a Window Garden. I live in the temperate Northwest and replant all of my forced in water paperwhites after blooming indoors and and good percentage rebloom. Then remove the bulbs,  and place them in a paper sack filled with sand, sawdust, or some other dry medium. The information is very helpful! Forcing bulbs in water is gorgeous and my kids love it. And, now that they are fading here you are again with the answers I need. Good luck with your rescued subjects! Our little science experiments, so thank you for the info on tossing them after I force them in water. But I’m sure the garden book would interest your readers equally as much as the cookbook so, do them both? And you do everything beautifully your recipes are yummy the gardens are glorious and your photos outstanding. Hi Joelle – Tulips and daffs are usually only available September-December (they are autumn-planted bulbs). Hi, I sadly live in a flat now and do not have a garden anymore so cannot put bulbs out in the garden. As a very long time gardener, but first time indoor forcer, I chose this site because it makes the most sense to me. Was looking how to split ferns and found your article. Hi Judith – If the bulbs are still plump and firm, I’d go ahead and plant them. I have taken your advice and started several seeds in milk bottles. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/f\/f6\/Save-and-Replant-Forced-Seasonal-Bulbs-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Save-and-Replant-Forced-Seasonal-Bulbs-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/f\/f6\/Save-and-Replant-Forced-Seasonal-Bulbs-Step-1.jpg\/aid5103177-v4-728px-Save-and-Replant-Forced-Seasonal-Bulbs-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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