Glads ( When to dig up???) Help???

Nicole124(Z4 NY)August 27, 2005

Does anyone know when to dig up glads in zone 4? This is my first year with them and I have over 200 of them...Do I dig after flowering or do I wait till they die down? About what month do I dig them up?

Thanks...

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jroot(5A Ont. Canada (near Guelph))

Dig them up just before a frost. They don't take kindly to that. You should have an idea when your first frost comes. I dig mine up and lay them down on the garage floor, and let the good go back into the bulbs. Then they are cut from the step, powdered in fungicide, and stored in paper bags with labels. These bags I put into a cardboard box and then are stored in the cold cellar for the winter. A non freezing garage will also work. I've been doing this for years, and it seems to work out well.

You have a lot of cutting to do, so you may not have all the room that you need. I've also seen folk bend the tops back in half after the flowering, and that forces the nutrition to go to the bulb as well. That might save you "the garage" step as room may be a determining factor.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2005 at 1:00PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Calandrinia
Anyone in Michigan ever grow this? I am wondering if...
lilyd74
New construction - tree choices
Hi there, So we have a 1.5 acre lot that I'd like to...
BeccaMI
Alert - SVB season is now underway
In southwest Michigan - first eggs sighted and dealt...
lilyd74
Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus
Has anyone grown Osmanthus fragrans in Niagara? Can...
hikerwanda
New to Lilies
I am thinking of planting some kind of dark red lily...
owl9
Sponsored Products
Island Bay 11 ft. Cotton Rope Hammock with Wood Stand Pillow and Pad - 6710163DI
$304.98 | Hayneedle
Read Across America� Rectangular: 5 Ft. 4 In. x 7 Ft. 8 In. Kid Essentials - Geo
$255.95 | Bellacor
DonnieAnn F654BL Flash Shaggy Area Rug - 5 x 7 ft. - F654BL
$299.99 | Hayneedle
Eddie Bauer Dark Pine Flannel Sheet Set - 194659
$35.99 | Hayneedle
Go Dog Mini Roadkill Dog Toy - 770694
$13.99 | Hayneedle
Cast Iron Candlestick
$49.99 | Dot & Bo
Hooker Furniture Abbott Place Slat Back Counter Stool - 637-75-450
$292.00 | Hayneedle
Keter Master Pro Sliding Tool Box - 17191709
$79.99 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™