I have a few Hyacinths I decided to plant in gravel, how do I water them? They aren't supposed to sit in water right? I've had the water mixed in with the stones just underneath the bulbs.
They just seem to be getting moldy and the roots aren't coming out like the ones I put in vases.
That is suppose to work; to just have the base of the hyacinth in the stones and water so it will make a root.
Did you allow them to chill in a cold place, like a refrigerator for about 3 months?
I think they need that time to make a flower.
You could type "Forcing Hyacinths" in the search area and find lots of sites with the answer you are seeking.
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I live in Northern Indiana, not so far from you.
And it is cold tonight, about 18 degrees.
Here's a site that explains how. Make sure that the water doesn't touch the base of the bulbs.
You can buy a forcing kit for hyacinth bulbs that contains everything you need. All you need to do is set bulbs in water-filled containers so that the bottom of the bulbs just rest in the water. Set the jars in a cool, dark area until roots begin to form. Then move them out to a sunny location. Forced bulbs need no fertilizer. With this kind of glass jar the water vapour can't get around the base of the bulb which is not good :( If you do use summat else make sure its wide at the top and use nice pebbles to rest the bulb on and the water just blow that :D