Daffodils bring spring into the home. For example in the form of cut flowers. But it is much nicer if you plant the daffodils in the glass.Bring spring into the house When the first daffodils open their flowers in March, we know that spring is not far away. At Easter they bloom in all their glory. Hence the second name Osterglocke.
But of course the plants do not only thrive in the garden. You can also plant the daffodils in the apartment and get the blooming spring on the windowsill. It looks particularly beautiful e.g. when you plant the daffodils in the jar. This is a real eye-catcher that you have completed in no time.
- one or more narcissus bulbs
- a 20 cm tall glass vase
- Decorative gravel in fine grain (up to 5 mm)
- Rain water / tap water
- Bulb fertilizer (liquid)
- a coffee filter
- Decoration such as Twigs, feathers, moss
Explained step by step
Step 1 - prepare the jar:
Fill the glass at least halfway with the gravel. Be careful not to damage the container. Then lay the thin branches along the edge of the glass. If you like, you can also drape feathers or some moss in the glass.
Step 2 - insert flower bulb / s:
Next, put the onion or onions in the gravel with the tips facing up. The rest of the onion no longer needs to be covered with gravel. Maintain a minimum distance of a few centimeters between individual bulbs to avoid rotting. If you place the onions close to the edge of the jar, you will later have the opportunity to watch the roots grow live.
Step 3 - add (decalcify and) water:
If you use water straight from the rain barrel, you can pour it straight into the glass. The amount is sufficient if the top edge of the water just touches the onions. However, you should first descale tap water. This works well by boiling the water thoroughly and then running it through an ordinary coffee filter.
Step 4 - put the glass in the dark:
Place the jar in a cool and dark place. They simulate the light and temperature conditions in the garden floor. After two weeks you can then move the glass to a lighter place, for example on the windowsill. Now the first root threads should have formed and it is time to replace the water. Add some liquid flower bulb fertilizer to the water so that the young plants develop well. Change the water at least once a week to prevent rotting.
About four weeks after the onions are planted, you will be able to enjoy the sight and the wonderful scent of the blooming daffodils.
With a little bast that you tie around the glass, or small, colorful Easter eggs, a spring-like eye-catcher can be conjured up on the dining table.
Step 5 - put onions in the garden:
Would you like to have Easter bells in the garden next year? Then just use the narcissus bulbs from the jar. Wait a little after flowering and then remove the dry stems. Then put the onions in planting holes that should be about three times as deep as the onions are wide. Water the freshly planted onions and look forward to blooming next year.