Forced blooms for pots and bouquets

Smarty Plants

Farm Hand
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Which plants do you manipulate into blooming this time of year? Forsythia is one my favorites. The flowers are a brilliant yellow, and it's one of the easiest plants to manipulate into blooming.
 

OhSusanna

Golden Chicken
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I don't usually do that. I don't sell many flowers except for during the summer when I make wildflower bouquets. Is it true that once you force a bulb that it won't bloom again? If that's the case it wouldn't be worth it to me.
 

Camoo4

Farm Hand
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I'm pretty new to this. If it's true what Susanna said about not blooming again, I would not do it either. We only sell flowers at our stand in the summer and fall.
 

Petal to the Metal

Golden Chicken
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Yeah, lots of pros say they won't bloom again, but that wasn't my experience. It might take a year of rest before they're super showy again though. I guess bulbs are my favorite to force, especially tulips.
 
 
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