How to grow daffodils in containers

Written by jacqueline winslow | 13/05/2017
How to grow daffodils in containers
Add a splash of spring colour inside your home with container-grown daffs. (white_caty/iStock/Getty Images)

Daffodils are perfect inside and outside plants, and you can grow them inside pots and buckets. Plant your bulb inside the containers early in the spring. With proper planning and nurturing of the bulbs, your daffodils can yield up to six weeks of flowers.

Choose daffodil bulbs that are green yet have no flowers. Plant the daffodil bulb plants in the early spring.

Add several handfuls of fertiliser to the bottom of the container in which you are growing the plant.

Make sure that your bulbs never make contact with fertiliser. Keep them in separate places, adding the fertiliser first, keeping the bulbs a safe distance away as the fertiliser can damage the bulbs if it comes into direct contact with them.

Fill the container one third of the way up with soil. Place one bulb inside the centre of the soil-filled pot. One bulb per 4.5 litres (1 gallon) is the standard ratio for one pot.

Fill the pot to the top with Miracle Gro fertiliser. Water the daffodil bulbs every day for the first week of planting. After this, only water when there are dry spots.

Place the daffodil container in a sunny location. If a daffodil dies inside the pot, don't plant other daffodils in the same container.

Things you need

  • Containers
  • Miracle grow dirt
  • Standard daffodil bulbs
  • Water
  • Fertiliser

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