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Use only pots which allow good drainage. For the same reason it is best to use a sand-based potting soil. The container should offer sufficient depth for the roots to grow, a pot-height of 15 cm for large Tulips and Daffodils and 10 cm for smaller bulbs being the minimum requirement. Avoid overwatering but never allow pots to become completely dry.
A good rule is to plant the bulbs at a depth of 2-3 times their own height. Place the bulbs on the soil in the container so that they almost touch. A neat trick for Tulips is to plant the bulbs along the rim with their flat sides facing outwards. This causes the first and largest of the leaves to grow over the rim, resulting in a tidier display.
After watering, place the containers somewhere cool and sheltered. Since spring flowering bulbs need cold temperatures to root, they will not grow inside the house. A protected spot close to the house, an unheated garden shed, a garage or cellar would be perfect. Do not allow the pots to freeze solid out in the open garden. Alternate freezing and sunshine will cause heaving of the soil which may damage the roots. Once they begin to shoot in the spring the pots need to be placed in full sunlight.
No feeding is necessary as the bulbs contain their own food reserves. Once your Tulips and Hyacinths have finished flowering, you should dispose of the bulbs as they are unlikely to produce flowers again. Daffodils, Anemones, Crocuses, Grape Hyacinths and many of the other minor bulbs can be grown in pots for several years. When using bulbs as pot plants for several seasons, it is advisable to fertilize them in early spring or to replant the bulbs in fresh soil in autumn.