About Good Scents

The cut flower business ended in 2011 but I continue to post other items about gardening.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Lily Forcing Update

These lilies were planted in their crates about 5 1/2 weeks ago. After about 3 weeks in the garage at around 50F, the lilies started to sprout and the crates were moved to my tiny greenhouse.

If the greenhouse were kept at a constant 70F, the lilies would develop more quickly, but I can’t keep it that warm at night so the lilies have to get by with 70F during late morning to late-afternoon and then down to 45-55F at night. This slows down the forcing by at least a couple weeks and also makes the stems longer.

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