Growing paperwhites
Andrea Bellamy |

paperwhite bulbs

There’s really nothing simpler.

1. Place paperwhite bulbs in jar/vase/pot/bowl.
2. Cover the bottom two-thirds of the bulbs with potting soil, pebbles, or marbles.
3. Add water.
4. Stand back.

paperwhites and watering can

Most paperwhite-growing advice says the bulbs take about six weeks to mature, but that simply isn’t true. These guys were blooming in two-and-a-half weeks. That means there’s still time to grow them as Christmas or holiday housewarming gifts.

paperwhite blooms

Talk about almost instant gratification.


In six weeks, they’ll be flopping all over the place (unless you included booze in their watering schedule).

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