I am reviewing the bulb faq which Kay Lancaster posted. But before I
confuse myself, I have a very elementary bulb question:
When I buy bulbs in a normal commercial establishment, they appear to be
labeled as ready to plant (The packaging says nothing of forcing or
waiting.). If I put them outside in the ground now (NYC) will they grow
now? I planned to have them grow in the spring and thought they needed the
cold to be ready for the spring. Is the cold needed for all bulbs, but
forcing (in the cold) only for those you wish to grow out of season?
What if it's still moderate temps for a few more weeks? Will the bulbs I
put outside grow now instead of in the spring? Would they grow now if I
grew them in doors?
Told you it was elementary, but I really would like to get it straight once
(or twice) and for all.