Tulips Forcing Kit! (3 Bulbs in a Terracotta Pot)
We love these gift sets because they brighten up the house or patio the second they arrive and are planted. Visitors will say "I love that pot, where did you get it?" A few weeks later, as the bulbs emerge, the budding signs of life inspire onlookers and they ask "Oh wow, what are you growing." Then the buds appear and being to open. That is when onlookers say "You're house is always so beautiful. I love how you have such pretty flowers." All of those comments are encouraging, but the true gift is the enjoyment it brings us for 6 to 8 weeks during the winter time.
A lovely gift complete with 3 'Van Eijk' hybrid tulip bulbs, terracotta pot, and a quart sized bag of soil. These terracotta pots were collected from an estate sale of an avid orchid grower. Orchid pots have slits in their sides to allow more air flow. When first potting, some soil will sneak out of the sides, but once compact it won't go anywhere. Watch video below for help but the steps are simple:
1) Simply open the bag of soil and mostly fill up the pot
2) Place the bulbs in the pot
3) Use the remaining soil and cover the bulbs
4) Gently water the potting soil.
with water and watch it expand! Plant the bulbs near the surface of the soil and water. Flowers will begin to appear in 6-8 weeks.
A unique spring gift for anyone with pot and soil included. Forced tulip bulbs normally bloom 6-8 weeks from the time of planting.