I know I harp on endlessly about the pleasures of growing from seed.....but they are so thrilling....and easy. I do not use lights, heat, mist, weird stuff like gibberellins....the seeds are sown as they ripen and mostly they appear in due course, as seedlings. One of the greatest pleasures is growing bulbs from seeds. Because I am a techie dimwit, I have to post a series of, well, posts. Please bear with me while I ramble on about lilies and tulips and such (for some reason, I rarely sow rose seeds).
Firstly, tulipa sprengeri, first year. These tiny bulbs are a ludicrous price - 10 dollars or more for a titchy, tiny species tulip - scandalous!