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Kitchen 2017 Garden

As my Amaryllis will no longer be going down to my friend, Gerry’s, allotment (he giving them up) I thought the best thing was to make new “gardens” where the plants actually are & will have to stay during the summer as well. Though I may put them on the balcony – if I can make room for them!

An indoor organic garden located in Huntingdon, United Kingdom, Amarylis's Kitchen 2017 garden [archived] currently contains 0 plants.

This is a Indoor garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 8a. It has mainly Compost soil and receives Partial Sun light.

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Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Amaryllis growing in our kitchen window during 2017

Posted on 11 Jan 17 (about 1 year ago)
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Very shortly these Amaryllis will be going away for the summer & won’t appear here again till the end of October at the earliest. All of them finished flowering some time ago but I’ve had to wait till May before I can removes them from the kitchen windowsill. Being frost tender they can’t go outside until all risk of frost has gone – generally by the middle of May.

Posted on 15 May 17 (9 months ago)
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

These Amaryllis returned home for a very short time towards the end of October before being taken to my son’s house for the winter. He has a big shed in his back garden & told me months ago I could keep my bulbs in there over the winter. He knows how I struggle to find room for them in our small flat so I took him up on his offer.

However some pots were overlooked on the kitchen windowsill. I’d cut all the leaves off the bulbs but put the pots back in the window. I’d also put other pots on top of them making them staggered tiers. We have what we called a “breakfast table” below the window but for the last few years has been full of my plants.These, together with the net curtains over the windows, made it difficult to see the pots so they got overlooked on the day my son came round & took all the other pots of bulbs round to his house.

Just 2 weeks ago I decided to try an experiment using these pots of left behind Amaryllis bulbs. They had been hibernating only a short time so I don’t know if it will work. I watered some of them for the first time in 3 months. This should encourage them to start growing again & produce flower stems (or scapes) in time for Christmas & the New Year. I call this an experiment as I’ve never tried to get my bulbs to flower at Christmas before. I’ve always preferred them to flower whenever they were ready, usually March/April, though by holding back on the watering & light I sometimes manipulated just when they would come into flower thus lengthening the flowering period.

I’ll write about the outcome of the experiment in the New Year.

Posted on 29 Nov 17 (3 months ago)

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