Gladiolus Bulb Reuse - Knowledgebase Question

Glenside, PA
Question by nolandoc7
September 12, 1999
Can Gladiolus bulbs be reused after one season of successful use?


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Answer from NGA
September 12, 1999

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Yes, they can be dug and stored for replanting the following year. In the fall (September or October) the corms should be
dug up for winter storage. Clean them and break off the
tops and bottoms. Dry them for a week in a cool (35-40
degrees), dark, dry, frostproof area. After drying, store
them in the same type of environment (be sure its an area
that little critters can't get to them for a snack!). They will be
ready for planting in the spring. One tip - try not to plant
Gladiolus in the same spot for several years in a row. A new
location every year helps to assure a healthy and vigorous
crop.

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