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Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.
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Bulb Forcing Project for all Ages and Experience
by Melinda Myers,posted Nov 15 2013 9:55AM
No matter your age or gardening experience - you can have a bit of fun growing your own mini bulb garden indoors.
All you need is a small container with drainage holes, potting mix and a few bulbs. Short daffodils and tulips, crocus, squills or grape hyacinths work well.
Cover the bottom of the container with soil. Set several bulbs, pointed side up, on top of the potting mix. Pack them in tight for an eye-catching display. Cover the bulbs and fill the container with potting mix.
Now sprinkle some grass seed over the surface and lightly rake with your fingers. Water thoroughly.
Set the planted container in your fridge for its 3 month chill. Make sure the soil stays slightly moist, but not soggy wet. Bring the container out of cold storage, anytime after the 3 month chill. Move it to a cool sunny location in your home and watch the beauty unfold.
A bit more information: Keep your bulbs away from apples and pears when chilling in the refrigerator. These fruits give off ethylene gas, a natural hormone that does not harm people, but can hasten ripening and interfere with flowering when susceptible fruits, veggies and flowers are stored in the same refrigerator compartment.
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If you ever get a chance to see Milwaukee from the water...do it! I don't know what it is about the water but everything looks beautiful when you're on the water. I took these over the weekend and just looking at them calms me. We have a beautiful city enjoy it and enjoy what's left of summer:)