December: Forcing Paperwhites

Paperwhites can be grown in either water or soil.  If using water, place a 4-6 cm layer of stone or glass chips on the bottom of a container.  Nestle the bulbs (flat bottom side down, pointed end up) into the stone so that the top third of the bulb is exposed.  Add water to just below the bottom of the bulb.  Place the container in a sunny spot until the leaves and buds develop – turn the container daily to get even growth.  Move out of direct sunlight once the buds begin to open.

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