Bulb Does Grow In Malaysia

On 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. It makes me lost confidence on the tulips bulbs which is still hibernating in the crisper compartment in my fridge. I was supposed to left them there for 30 days but decided to just leave them longer or maybe FOREVER!

The tulips bulbs was left almost 3 months in the fridge and finally one day, I thought maybe I should just go ahead and kill the rest of the bulbs rather than have them rot in the fridge. They will never make it to this world in either way. And guess what!

The bulbs started to sprout after 2 days!

You can wipe away that evil smile on your face from my previous post. The kiasuism me make sure the tulips has 24 hours of sunlight and I really lug them in and out from my air-conditioning room. When I am at work, I would place ice-cubes on the soil.

One fine day on the fifth day, I saw two packs of dry ice in my freezer. Those are the dry ice pack previously used for storing my EBM (Expressed Breast Milk) in the office. From day fifth onward, every morning before I left for work, I had the dry ice chilled the flower pot.

It has kinda became a daily routine for me.

  1. Morning before going to work, put ice-cubes and dry ice pack.
  2. Came home from work, return ice-pack to the freezer. Put ice-cubes again on the soil.
  3. At night, carry the flower pot to daughter’s bedroom. You may ask why daughter’s room. Cos her room is smaller and colder compare to the master bedroom. Hehe, smart eh?
  4. In the morning, carry the flower pot to the kitchen again.

So the routine repeated again every morning from step 1 to 4 without failed. Sometimes, the kids took turn to look after their Mummy’s new baby by placing ice-cubes on the soil. They would go all excited when they spotted new sprout (watch above pic on day 5). The sprout grew very fast during their first week of life. We could tell the difference by looking at it. From one inch to two inches the next day. That is pretty quick.

We are watching them grew everyday. The 2nd leaves is making it’s way to this world.

One more leaves and we should be able to expect some blooming. Till then, keeping our finger cross all the time.

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  1. wuching said,

    August 28, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

    wuah you dang green thumbs leh you! can grow tulips in malaysia! keep it up & show us the blooms later!

  2. chooi peng said,

    August 28, 2008 @ 12:49 pm

    wow, can’t wait to see the tulip!!!

  3. Vien said,

    August 28, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    First time seeing ice-cubes on soil…you definitely have a green thumb.

  4. Lil said,

    August 28, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

    you certainly got creative, well done!

  5. wen said,

    August 28, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

    i like tulips! where did u get the seeds from?

  6. HL said,

    August 28, 2008 @ 8:02 pm

    Wow, I am impressed!!! If this is successful, I will copy your method and try to grow one too 🙂

  7. day-dreamer said,

    August 28, 2008 @ 10:03 pm

    That’s very nice. Hope to see the flower soon…

  8. sue said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 7:28 am

    Really can’t wait to see the Tulip… update yah!

  9. Jan said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 7:53 am

    wah, tulip….my favourite flower……please consciously do blog the tulip’s progressing…..am so hyped to see it flower……..

    btw…..your thumb really very green…..

  10. siechoo said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 8:06 am

    waaaaaaaaaah … that’s lovely …:)

    can’t wait to see it fully bloom 🙂

    keep up the good work 🙂

  11. Jan said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 8:40 am

    Hello, you have just been awarded the Blogging Friends Forever Award…..


  12. athena said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 9:59 am

    wah!!! you so rajin……

  13. debbie said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

    i also can’t wait to see the tulip. Wonder where u get the seeds from?

  14. Hijackqueen said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 3:08 pm

    Ladies, go la click on the link up there if you want to know the bulbs origin.

  15. giddy tigress said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

    Tulips!!! I hope they grow nice and dandy!

  16. Annie Q said,

    August 29, 2008 @ 10:37 pm

    Can’t wait to see the tulip! U really “geng” lei!!

  17. Jesslyn said,

    September 3, 2008 @ 9:38 am

    psst…psst….tulip ler? out liao mah? cant wait to see ler…:)

  18. Binky said,

    September 3, 2008 @ 10:41 am

    Hey, congratulations! I think putting the tulip bulbs in the fridge for 3 months is just nice, because for us here, we start planting the bulbs in fall season (Sept – Nov), they hibernate during the cold winter (Dec – Feb) and will start growing once the last frost melts, usually around late March – April. The daffodils usually bloom before the tulips do. Good luck and keep us posted on the progress.

  19. NJAPF said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 11:35 am

    Wow, I can’t wait to see the blooms. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers! Btw, great blog you have hear, love seeing the pics of all your bento boxes! 🙂

  20. allthingspurple said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    huaahhh… those tulips are so lucky to have your green thumb ! And my, those tulips are grown with so much love !!

  21. sila said,

    September 20, 2008 @ 3:29 am

    wah!! definitely green thumbs there! got bunga yet? 🙂

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