Growing Bulbs in Malaysia?

Tulips and cherry blossom are two type of my favourite flowers. Since it is now Spring in most of the 4 season country, I can’t help but to ogle over their p.r.e.t.t.y flowers. Wuching is someone who loves gardening thus his enthusiasm helps him to start a new gardening blog. And each time I am there, I will go so envy looking at his props that my face is starting to turn green like his plants too.

Since Wuching lub me so much and he is afraid that one day I might turn into a Shreak, he decided to sent over a bouquet of flowers to me all the way from Melbourne (Read: PROVIDED THE FLOWERS BLOOM!) so that I won’t die with a green face.

Well, the package is here now. Woohoo!

Infact, this is supposed to be a post-dated post. The package arrived last week. He is quite skeptical that the tulip will grow in our climate but I just have to try. Who know! And he insisted that I try daffodil too cos they are easier to grow than tulip.

Upon opening the package, beside the 2 packet of bulbs, Terese (his darling) included 2 packets of dried pineapple. Awww… isn’t she sweet? If I would have known, I will ask him to stuff in a packet of Tim Tam. Aussie Tim Tam is such a die for! If you must check out the price, a packet of Tim Tam in Jaya Jusco cost you about RM10.90!

This is how a bulbs looks like.

The one on the left is daffodils and on the right is tulips. Before we put the tulips in the soil, we must play a trick on the bulbs first. It says here on the direction to put the bulbs in a paper bag and place them in the crisper compartment in your fridge for 30 days. This is to trick the bulbs that winter is over and it is now time to sprout. Smart eh?

Instead of putting them in a paper bag (which I assume newspaper), I have a special container from Tupperware to keep my greens crisp and fresh.

There it goes, the tulip bulbs.  I’ll see you in a months time.

By the time I’m writing out this post, the daffodil bulbs is already in the soil.  I water them with icy cold water and sometimes i place some ice cubes in the pot.  My daughter thinks that I’m crazy. Well, I would be really crazy if I lug the flower pot in the aircon room with me! (which I think I’m going to do if I don’t see any sprouting sign on the bulbs)

Wish me luck!

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  1. wuching said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 7:33 pm

    good luck!

  2. Lil said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

    good luck! it’ll be interesting to see if they grow in malaysian climate or not..

  3. jazzmint said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

    wah…liddat oso u can think, must show us when start growing ok

  4. laundryamah said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

    huh? can grow here meh?? …put in aircon room maybe la.. all the best lor

  5. said,

    April 30, 2008 @ 10:01 am

    Good luck

  6. KambingQueen said,

    May 1, 2008 @ 3:32 am

    eh wah, me thot tis a bit too hot in m’sia to grow tulips & daffodillies 😀
    good luck anywayz

  7. sila said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 5:18 am

    good luck! eh, maybe you might have to keep it in the aircon room.. 🙂

  8. Hijack Queen » Bulb Does Grow In Malaysia said,

    August 28, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

    […] April 29, I wrote a post on growing bulbs in Malaysia. Sad to say the Daffodils did not sprout at all. The bulbs just kept on shrinking and finally rot. […]

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