Growing Hyacinths in Glass Jars
You can easily force the growth of a hyacinth bulb in a glass jar with water.
There are special
jars just for this purpose and they have a constricted neck, resembling an hourglass shape.
They may be expensive but you can check out dollar stores and garage sales for containers
of this shape. The bulbs sits in the top section and the roots grow into the larger bottom section.
Fill the bottom section of the jar with water and add a small piece of charcoal to keep
the water fresh. Put the bulb in the top section with the water just touching the bottom
root portion of the hyacinth bulb. Put the jar in a cool, dark place until the roots are 3-4
inches long and the shoots begin to grow. Move the jar to a warmer, lighted area and be sure
to keep the water topped up as the level falls. Soon you will have a beautiful hyacinth.
After the bulb has flowered and the flower has faded, discard it. It will not bloom again.
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