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gladiolus bulbs i left in ground

Posted by trying2bagardener 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 18, 12 at 11:15

I left my gladiolus bulbs in the ground over the winter. It was a mild winter and they were covered with mulch.

I dug them up yesterday, and they have these little seed shaped things on the bottom of the bulb. What are those?

Is there any chance they will grow again? Should I put them back in the ground now or let them rest inside for a while?


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RE: gladiolus bulbs i left in ground

Seed thingies are likely bulblets forming. If the bulbs are firm, put them back. Winter was their rest.

tj


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RE: gladiolus bulbs i left in ground

They won't survive EVERY winter here in the Great Lakes region, but generally will survive the mild winters to regrow. A deep mulch over the corms helps a lot.

The little corms that form at the base of the mother corm will do better if you separate them, but if not practical, just leave them, they'll still grow.


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