Gladiolus
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storing gladiolas

Zone 03446 | Anonymous added on October 16, 2017 | Answered

My grandmother use to have about 7000 bulbs. When she brought them in for the winter she use to soak them overnight in a Lysol/water bath to get rid of insects and fungus. Can I still do this?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on October 16, 2017

Yes, you can use this treatment either before storage or next spring before planting to prevent problems with diseases or thrips. A weak solution of Lysol or bleach will work, although for bleach you'd want to soak for 20 minutes instead of overnight.

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