Gladiolus

Harvesting Gladiolus for Winter and Spring Planting


Anonymous added on April 16, 2012 | Answered

I pulled up my glads over the winter and stored them. I would like to know how to plant the new bulbs. I've sorted them by size and now I need some help with planting them. This is my first year with a flower garden, so help would be fantastic.


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 17, 2012

Plant in the spring once the threat of cold has ceased and the ground has significantly warmed up. Glads require well-drained soil to prevent them from rotting. To improve the quality of your soil, you can work in some sand and compost. Depending on the variety, most are planted in a sunny location of the garden, usually half as deep as their expected overall height (or 4-6 in.). Always place bulbs with the points facing upward, while corms should be placed with the depression facing upward. Cover with a layer of mulch and water thoroughly after planting.

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