Growing in water
This method uses specially designed Hyacinth vases. These have a bottom section filled with water, with the bulb placed into the top section.
Ensure the water level finishes just below where the bulb is placed to avoid it sitting in water.
Growing in containers
The container doesn’t have to have holes in the bottom, but either way it’s a good idea to put gravel or broken crocks at the bottom to improve drainage. Use a peat free bulb fibre compost and plant the bulbs close together in the container, however, ensure they’re not touching. Place so the tops are just poking out of the compost surface.
The method of forced growing is the same, whether in water or compost.