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10. Bulbs in the Greenhouse
You can start your bulbs in the greenhouse for maximum effectiveness for the spring season, or for the holiday gift-giving season. When you are considering growing bulbs in the greenhouse there are a few things that you will need to consider.
First you will need to decide if the bulbs you are growing will be used in your garden or for gifts. If you are using the bulbs for gifts, you will want to use more attractive planters or at least planters that can be wrapped in a decorative foil as a present.
After you have gathered your pots and you have made sure they are cleaned and sterile, you can get your bulbs together and your dirt. If you are considering using your own dirt try this ‘recipe’ for a good bulb starter mix.
Using equal parts, (either in cups, buckets etc) use one part peat moss, one part sand and one part potting soil to create the loose mixture that bulbs require to thrive. Mixing the portions of the ‘ingredients’ together in a large container and then putting what you need into each pot will work out nicely.
If you wish you could even add a ˝ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of bone meal to each pot after you have planted your bulb to give them an extra bit to boost growth.
Keep the bulbs in a sunny area for about three to four weeks (depending on the actual type of flower bulb that you picked) and water the bulbs once a week. You will have wonderful planter bulbs filling your greenhouse in no time at all.
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