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gladiola bulbs rooting in bag

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

  1. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 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
    Messages: 3,526

    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
    Messages: 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.
    Messages: 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
    Messages: 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
    Messages: 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
    Messages: 5,112

    I agree the fridge!
     

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