You can plant a daffodil outside in the soil, but we decided to "force" our bulbs to grow indoors without soil, so that we could better observe the changes. The downside of doing it this way is that the daffodils will take in fewer nutrients for NEXT year's growth. With the exception of water and sun, everything the flower needs is already packed inside the bulb.
With that in mind, here's what we're going to do when we get home:
- Find a small glass bowl.
- Fill it with some rocks, marbles, legos, etc.
- Place the bulb on the rocks/marbles/etc. pointy side up.
- Pour just enough water into the bowl, so that ONLY the base of the bulb is under water.
- Leave the bowl in a sunny spot, and wait and see.