1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

gladiola bulbs rooting in bag

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by OBRYANMAINT, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    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
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    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
     
  3. WhohasHelios?

    WhohasHelios? LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    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.

    -Reuben
     
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    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
     
  5. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    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
     
  6. GetSomeGOJO

    GetSomeGOJO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    One more idea. The fridge...
    A nursery where we get our soft plant materiels refridgerates a lot of plant materiel.
     
  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    I agree the fridge!
     

Share This Page