Gladiolus - Knowledgebase Question

Chagrin Falls, Oh
Question by hptackova
April 30, 2010
Hi, would you, please, tell me, how deep should I plant the gladiolus. I will plant them, then we will put a mulch on it. How much mulch can we place on the top of the soil??? I heart 3inch would be OK, but is it with the mulch or not? Thanks, Hana

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2010


You can plant your corms about 4" deep. If you have lots, you can simply dig a trench 4 inches deep and space the corms six to eight inches apart. Once they're all planted, cover over with soil and water the area to help settle the soil. Then lay a 2-3 inch layer of mulch over the top. The mulch will help suppress weeds but the glads will be able to poke their heads right through it. Hope this clarifies things for you!

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