Monday, September 28, 2009

Hyacinth Hiccup

My lovely friend Ms K gave me this bulb forcing kit for my birthday. I got right and and tried it and followed the instructions to the letter. I have never actually been good at following instructions. With recipes I always tweak and change or don't bother with them in the first place. Gardening I follow some guidelines but mostly go with the gut instinct. But this, this was something I had never done before and it seemed really technical so I figured it would be best to be prudent and follow the instructions. It began its journey as shown by the diagrams on the box, then it just stopped, frozen in time.

It has been like this for months, in its hidey hole in the cupboard. This seemed much longer than the box said for the in darkness phase so I took my own route and brought it out into the sunshine of my study. Currently it is keeping watch over the remaining tomato indoor experiment. Not sure it will ever do anything but maybe, just maybe it might!


Grace Peterson said...

I think it will bloom. The green "hiccup" looks healthy. It's been years since I forced bulbs but as I recall it took quite awhile. Well worth the wait, however. Good luck.

Jean said...

It does look healthy but in your picture I see that the bottom of the bulb is not touching the water. Thus it has no roots yet. Try doing that and see if it doesn't start growing again. Enjoyed your blog!

prue said...

Grace - finger crossed

Jean - oopsss all fixed now! Thanks for the advice