Introduction: Turning Garden Bulbs Into Houseplants
We love our houseplants. Recently we've started a vegetable garden that has taken off thanks to our backyard chicken compost.
Here's how we transfer bulb plants indoors for beautiful foliage that lasts all winter!
---huge range of bulbs for fall planting looking ahead to next year
Step 1: Watering System
Transfer to Planter. Dig up the root ball and take care to protect roots while transferring to a planter. We frequently use plastic flower buckets from trader joe's. ---all year trader joes is happy to share a few buckets if you ask a floor manager
Water Bottle. Moving water deep into the soil is important to keep to surface dry. It makes the soil less habitable to aphids and rot. Make a few slots in the plastic bottle and keep the cap on to allow water to penetrate soil around the roots.
Step 2: Bury the Bottle
Step 3: Surface Stone
To further protect the soil surface. Add gravel or stone to keep a dry surface that's less hospitable to insects and rot. Simply cut back the water bottle once gravel is in place.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Hope you found this useful!
In the past we've always seen it as a risky to bring dirt in from the garden. Note that I sprayed some neem oil at the top of the dirt but didn't bake the dirt as I typically do.
Here are a few others from the garden: