Additive to get plants to stand erect. - Knowledgebase Question

Milwaukie, OR
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Question by debyoneill
July 22, 2005
There is something that I can add to the soil around my glads to get them to stand upright rather than weep, but I cannot remember what it is. Do you know?

Answer from NGA
July 22, 2005
Aside from staking your glads upright, or planting by the trenching method, I'm not aware of any other ways to keep glads upright. To avoid flopping glads consider this...Dig a 12-14 inch trench with the width equal to your flat spade.(Leave the mounded dirt along the length of the trench). Sprinkle in granular 10-10-10 fertilzer and cultivate into the bottom 2-3 inches. Stagger your glad corms (pretreated with powdered sulphur)and cover with 2-3 inches of soil. As they emerge, kick-in another 2-3 inches and continue the process until you've used up all the surplus soil. This will help support the stems and will help keep your plants upright, even in windy spots.

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