Forcing Hyacinth in Water
If the season is not in favor of gardening, why not trying our something fun indoors?
I find it fascinating how Hyacinths grow very well inside the house, just by the windowsill. My first attempt to force the blooms indoors was winter, when fungus gnats were breeding and multiplying in the soil.
So, to solve this problem, I tried using water instead. Luckily, it is quite common for people to grow Hyacinths with water, therefore finding forcing jars are very easy.
Or simple use any jars of similar shape that you know can hold a Hyacinth bulb in place.
What’s important here is the water level. Make sure the water reaches just right below the bottom of the bulb, but don’t let them touch each other as this can cause the bulb to rot.
Everything gets easier when the roots start growing towards the water. The bulb will form some upward leaves, and a flower in no time. Just place the jar next to your windowsill so it can get some sunlight for growth.
Keep in mind that this method doesn’t guarantee 100% success rate. The bulb might still rot for other reasons like mold and pests. Wipe off any mold traces that you see. Clean the jar and add clean water. Use any pest control products that you have in case you find some insects bugging it.
Good luck! 😀