Gladiolus
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Thrips on Gladiola

Anonymous added on October 15, 2011 | Answered

I have a problem with thrips on my gladiola plants. Can/should the corms be soaked/immersed in an insecticide before storing for the winter? If so, what would you recommend for soaking? I have been told, Lysol, bleach, and others - but not sure I can safely use any of these or maybe an insecticide. Okay to soak? In what?

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Nikki
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Answered on October 16, 2011

Yes, it is fine to soak the corms in this type of solution. It makes for healthier plants the next year. A solution made with Lysol is most commonly used, but any disinfectant can be used. A very weak bleach solution would work as well.

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