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plant bulbs in water

plant bulbs in water

You like the showy flowers that perfume your house? Then bulbs are your ideal plants! Now is the perfect time to plant the autumn bulbs, which will bloom in the spring (anemones, hyacinths, lilies, daffodils, tulips…). Some of them even begin to bloom in winter, such as the cyclamen, the squill or the muscari.

When buying bulbs you must take into account that they do not have holes and are hard if you are going to grow them yourself. And if you buy them having sprouted, it is best that they have not bloomed. You can plant them in a pot or garden, as long as the soil drains the water well so that it does not puddle and rot the bulbs. But in addition, there is the possibility of plant the bulbs in water. Do you want to know how? Next, in EcologíaVerde we will tell you about it!

How to plant bulbs in water

As we have mentioned, another option to plant bulbs, and also in a very decorative way, is through water, or what is the same, through hydroponic cultivation. To do this you will need a container that does not allow the bulb to be completely submerged. For it to sprout well, less than half of the bulb should be submerged in water, and change it every ten days to prevent fungi from growing and rotting the plant.

Necessary keep containers dark the first 40-50 days, at about 15-18 ºC. You can cover the top of the bulb or cover the entire container with a black plastic bag.

so that they last longer

In order for the bulbs to last as long as possible indoors, regardless of the method of cultivation, they should not be placed in drafts or near heating. The best thing is that they are near a window with good light without receiving direct sun.

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