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Forcing rhubarb by covering the crowns will encourage the plants to make early growth. These forced stalks can be harvested for use in cooking when they are 20cm - 30cm long and make a useful substitute for fruit when there is little else in store
'Or' or any prepared narcissus bulbsPebbles, gravel or glass beadsGlass jarWatering can September - early October 10 minutes Place a layer of pebbles, gravel or glass beads in the base of your chosen container.Push the narcissus bulbs to about half their depth
Follow Sarah Raven's step-by-step video guide to creating an attractive display of paper-white narcissi for the Christmas table. Sarah gives tips on compost, planting depth and how to support the flowers.autumnChristmasMore Christmas projectsHow to plant hyacinths in a pot.How to...
it facing upwards. Cover with compost. Position somewhere cold and dark and check regularly for watering and pests. Once leaves appear in 10-12 weeks, bring the bulbs into the house.AdamTry forcing other spring bulbs, such as Narcissus 'Hugh Town', 'Itzim
Learn how to grow garlic indoors by following Chris Beardshaw's video guide. Chris shows you how to 'force' an early crop and highlights the importance of a chilling period.OctoberMore advice on growing garlicHow to grow garlicHow to harvest garlic