Q.How do I get best results from bulbs with flowers already growing from them?
I live in the Boston, MA area, and it is now March (read: cold!). It is about to be my favorite time of year–daffodil season. I recently purchased from a local shop a glass forcing jar with a few mini-daffodil bulbs in it. The bulbs are suspended above water so the roots are just touching. The bulbs already have matured plants growing from them (6-8 inches tall by my geuss) with several blooms. How do I get the best results from these bulbs? Once the flowers naturally die, I want to save the bulbs or plant them outside so they’ll bloom next year, or perhaps save them to plant in soil for a springy houseplant.
I am an extreme novice, so any tips on how to get the best results would be appreciated!
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Forced bulbs can be planted outdoors, but blooms again this season are not a guarantee. These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/daffodil/daffodil-planting-care-tips-how-to-plant-daffodils-in-your-garden.htm