Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Starting Bulbs Indoors

 On these long winter days we've been having, it's nice to have a little something in the house to remind you that Spring is coming. 


I love the fragrance of paperwhite narcissus, so I started a few bulbs. They are beautifully flowering by my kitchen sink!

You can purchase a kit that comes with everything you need, or you can go to the nursery, get some seed starting soil and bulbs. Either way it's so easy! You'll wonder why you never did it before.

Start by filling a pot to about 1-1/2 to 2 inches from the top. Place the bulbs, sprouts side up, and 


cover all but the very tip. Let a little bit peek out.


Put them in a dark place for a week or two. As they start to sprout leaves, move them to a sunny window, but not direct sun. Turn them often. They will reach towards the sun. 



I planted these on December 7th. 

The first blooms came out a couple days before New Year's Eve. 



And here they are today, adorning my kitchen counter and fill the air with fragrance. 


Happy Wintering



8 comments:

  1. How pretty! I did this with bulbs my son got for me in the Netherlands. I don't have a green thumb though so they didn't survive. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 65. Pinned!

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    1. I'm sorry yours didn't make it. I hope you are more successful next time!! When they die back put the bulbs outside in the ground. They will likely grow again. Forcing them indoors does take a lot of their energy though. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. These are so pretty! I did this a few years ago when I lived in a cold climate. It made me feel cheerful to see the delicate blooms inside the house when there was snow on the ground outside.

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    1. and these smell so wonderful!! My outside bulbs are starting to peek out too!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I was drawn to your blog title (and especially your byline - here's to the celebrating bit!) as I have written on menopause last year!
    There is always something to celebrating growing bulbs the whole way into blooming lovely and with a sweet scent!
    Wren x

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope you have time to check out some other posts. The great thing about menopause is it puts you closer to retirement - and I love retirement!! :)

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  4. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at the 25 and Done Link Party 1. Shared onto Fb, Pn, and Tw!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for hosting a fabulous party!!

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