I bought a single paperwhite to grow this winter for a bit of green cheer, and I’ve been hearing a lot about giving paperwhites a little sip of booze to make them grow shorter so that they’re less likely to flop over.
Here are three sources that suggest doing this: source one, source two, and source three. I also saw someone tweet about it the other day. So, I decided to give it a try with the same cheap vodka I drink in Bloody Marys.
I read in one source that about 1 part alcohol and 7 parts water was an appropriate amount. I measured 1/2 teaspoon of vodka and then a little more than 3 1/2 teaspoons of water. A good stir and I poured it from the shot glass into the small container I’m growing my paperwhite in.
I hope it turns out okay! I can’t wait until I have a bloom. I wonder how many times I should water with a little alcohol…
Any suggestions or first-hand experience with this would be much appreciated.