[Market-farming] Market-farming Digest, Vol 45, Issue 16

Nancy nstumpf at wi.rr.com
Thu Oct 26 15:42:47 EDT 2006


I just came across this paragraph on glads in our newspaper.  Dig out when
the leaves turn yellow or frost kills foliage.  Cure for 2 weeks in a warm
place. Gently remove any soil and foliage from the corms.  Store in a cool,
and dark location.  Store insect and disease free corms in a mesh bag or
ventilated, uncovered container.  Check monthly and remove any corms that
turn soft or rotten.

Nancy

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Gladiola fall treatment (marcy)


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Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 13:25:51 -0600
From: "marcy" <marcy at aculink.net>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Gladiola fall treatment
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This was my first year for glads at the market. I put the last planting in
too late and the final few blossom stalks were frozen. We're in Zone 5 and
I'm planning to dig them up in the next few days - any suggestions on what
to do or not to do?  I've checked several of my books and haven't found much
on fall treatment.

Should I leave still greenish leaves attached to the corms or trim off?

Any special conditions for curing?

Winter storage similar to potatoes?
THANKS!!
Marcy



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