View Full Version : gladiola bulbs rooting in bag

03-27-2005, 09:02 PM
i'm using gladiola bulbs as my wedding favors. i packed them singly in tulle and am storing them in a plastic bag (three weeks ago) . i looked at them today and they seem to be growing roots already. my questions are: is this going to ruin them by the wedding in 4 weeks? how should i store these(200 of them)? how do i keep them from growing more at this point? :help:
thanks, holly

03-27-2005, 09:09 PM
Im taking a wild guess here, but maybe in a closet where it is dark, or a basement where it is cool and dark? Hopefully some one will chime in here in a few minutes

03-27-2005, 10:11 PM
Hang them in a cool, 40-45 degree dry location.

This should slow down any development.

As for ruining them for the wedding, I am a little hesitant to even comment on that one just in case... ;)

But I think you will be pretty safe if you get those roots slowing down.


03-27-2005, 11:08 PM
Store your bulbs in a porous bag or a shallow tray filled with dry
peat moss, perlite, vermiculite or sand.

Store them in a dry, cool
(35 to 45 degree Fahrenheit area. Like under the house

03-28-2005, 10:11 AM
thanks so much for all your help! i put them in a cloth bag and am storing them in my garage up high . hopefully that'll do the trick until our big day.
sometimes this site is a life saver!!!! thanks again. holly :D

03-28-2005, 11:23 PM
One more idea. The fridge...
A nursery where we get our soft plant materiels refridgerates a lot of plant materiel.

03-29-2005, 02:09 PM
I agree the fridge!