Gladiolus - planting and caring for bright floral arrows
Caring for gladiolus - these bright blooming arrows - is not at all as complicated as it seems to many. Most gardeners, who have their own site and a little time, have his basics available. Let's take a look at how to properly plant gladioli and care for them. So, in order not to spend on it a lot of effort and at the same time please others with bright colors.
Gladiolus Planting and care, soil preparation
These flowers stably feel bad in the shade. They will not only not get the optimal size, but will often be ill. Soil bogging is generally contraindicated to gladioli. It is advisable to choose for them the sunniest areas. If there is no permanently illuminated place at all, do not worry. The main thing is not to shade them from the southern and eastern sides. It is also desirable with the help of shrubs to protect the area from which the gladiolus will grow from the wind (planting and caring for these additional plants is usually simple, you can take the same unpretentious hosts).If you take such preliminary measures, it is possible to ensure not only beautiful flowering, but also the formation of high-quality planting material (corms). It is better to take care of the soil condition for flowers at the end of the season. If it is clay or sandy, she will need a radical improvement. It is necessary to achieve a balance between sand and peat. And also take care of the weakly acid reaction of the soil - it is best to make its agrochemical analysis. This will give the grower a complete idea of exactly what measures should be taken. In the autumn, dig up the soil, remove the weeds, apply fertilizer (if you are, of course, not fortunate enough to have black soil on your plot) and start preparing a place for flowers.
Gladiolus: planting and care for corms
They must be very carefully cleaned of scales, taking care not to hurt the young shoots. In addition, it is important to carefully inspect the planting material, and if it is infected, treat it with disinfecting agents (best of all, with infusion of garlic or a solution of potassium permanganate). Then it is laid out for cooling, also called vernalization. Plant corms of gladioli closer to the end of April.Or when the soil warms up to ten degrees. Lingering with planting, waiting for the warm weather, also should not be - it will lead to poor flowering and can even completely destroy the gladioli. Planting and plant care should be organized in a single system - then you can get the best results. After the corms are placed in a hole filled with sand and sprinkled with soil, the plant should be watered.
Planting gladiolus autumn
This is only possible in the southern regions. And then subject to the creation of a special shelter for wintering plants. Corms can withstand frost down to minus four degrees. If you provide them with protection from freezing, then landing before winter is quite advisable. It is possible to do this in a residential area in order to grow them for any holiday. But this will require additional efforts - regulation of lighting and temperatures, ventilation and a special humidity regime.