If you don’t have green fingers, but still want to enjoy flowers for as long as you can, pre-forced bulbs are a great idea as you will enjoy them for many weeks.
You don’t need green fingers to grow pre-forced bulbs. They come as single or multiple flower bulbs that have been grown in pots, so that the roots and stems are already present. In other words: no need to worry whether they will actually flower. The only thing you need to do at home is put them in a nice pot, so that you can enjoy the magical growth and flowering spectacle for weeks on end.
Pre-forced bulbs are available for sale from January. You will find them in the shops in many varieties, such as hyacinths (Hyactinhus), tulips (Tulipa), daffodils (Narcissus) and grape hyacinths (Muscari). But you can also find other colourful ones, such as lapwing (Fritillaria) and dwarf irises (Iris reticulata). They come in soft tones or in vibrant colours. Just pick whichever type makes you happy!
If you prefer to buy local, you’ll be happy to hear that many pre-forced bulbs are grown locally. This means they are incredibly fresh, and you also support local growers. Water your pre-forced bulbs regularly. Just be careful not to over-water them, as doing so may cause the bulbs to rot. Extra feed is not necessary, because the bulbs contain all the nutrients they need.