Q.care of gladiola corms
I harvested my glad corms a couple weeks ago — let air dry for 4 days before removing (still green) (before frost} stems. I cut stems off corms about 4 inches above corm tops. I am concerned in spring when it comes time to prepare them to plant that in removing this long stem I will “break” off any sprouts that may start to develop. Should this be removed down to top of corm this fall at time of storage?
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Yes, you can go ahead and remove the stem now.