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abington, Ma
Question by mom67177
August 12, 2009
when do I plant glads and do I have to lift them in the fall? . how deep do I plant my iris?

Answer from NGA
August 12, 2009


Glads should be planted in the spring in your gardening region and then dug in the fall. Corms can be lifted anytime 4 weeks past the bloom but before the tops turn brown. Cut the tops off the corm and lay them out to dry in a warm well ventilated area-a fan is a definite plus. Store them in a cool, dark area where temperatures are about 45F degrees. Iris rhizomes should be planted just barely below the soil surface. Best wishes with your garden!

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