Posted by Newt on July 05, 2003 at 11:02:18:
In Reply to: gladiola HELP!!! posted by Laura on July 04, 2003 at 19:51:46:
: Please help me! We moved into our house last year, and with the house came many gladiolas. The only thing is that thay are about 5-6 feet tall and cannot stand on their own. So I dug them all up. What I found was: approximately 20 large bulbs, and probably over 5,000 baby buds in the ground. In addition, I pulled all of the long flowering glads and saved the bottom portion (approximately 50 bulbed ends). What do I do now???!!! Can I plant the tiny baby buds (they range from 1-3 cm in diameter). Also, are the bulbed ends of the flowering glads also reproducible?!! Any advice is greatly appreciated. Please email me. Thanks!
Since the first site uses centimetres, etc, here's a site that has conversion tables.
Since you don't mention your hardiness zone and the second site talks about that, here's a zip code zone finder.
I would also suggest you do a search at www.google.com and put in quotes with a plus sign like this: "gladiolus" + "corm" and you'll get some interesting info. Also, click on 'Images' at google and you'll see some interesting pictures to help you identify which parts are which.
Hope this was helpful.