38 Review (s)

  1. Vera DYUZHAKOVA, Kemerovo

    Often I collect baby gladioli from collectors. This is an excellent, and inexpensive option for obtaining new varietal plants that are healthy and will bloom well in the future.
    I plant a baby in early April, and sometimes earlier.

    My way
    Half fill the cups with earth (200 ml) + a layer of 1 cm of river sand washed with a solution of potassium permanganate.
    Pre-soak the baby in a solution of potassium permanganate or "Maxim" (according to the instructions, stand for 100 hours). Then I carefully remove the scales from it, so as not to damage the sprouts and swollen roots, then the germination rate is almost XNUMX%.
    I lay out 3-4 pieces in a glass, sprinkle a little with sand and earth (1 cm). I make planting in a box and cover with a film. Before the emergence of seedlings, I leave her on the floor, and then transfer to the windowsill.
    I water when the topsoil dries up.
    As the plants grow, I add soil three times.
    In May, I move the baby to the garden. I keep it in the greenhouse during the day, bring it into the house at night or cover it.
    I plant in the ground after May 20 - in a row, right in the cups, cutting off the bottom with scissors. I make the holes deep with a narrow scoop, so that the tanks are flush with the ground or even slightly lower.

  2. Oksana Rudaya, Kiev

    In some corms, sprouts appeared on the side, in others from above, but bent sideways and even down. Why is this so? And how do I plant them later?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - Sprouts appear primarily in early varieties and grow according to gravity - up, regardless of how the bulb lies at that moment. If there is still time before planting, spread them downside down - the seedlings will straighten a little, and then will level out during growth.
      But if you are in a hurry and are already ready to plant, put the corm in the hole with a little sideways so that the sprout looks up and the bottom into the depths of the earth.
      With the lateral sprouts, decide for yourself: what size they are (elongated ones are best removed), whether the central one (if not, the lateral one needs to be left), what size the bulb (on a small one central one is enough), how many total sprouts woke up?
      Remember, if many sprouts (5-8 or more) wake up on the bulb, it needs to be burned. It's a disease.

  3. Maria

    I want to process the corms in the garlic infusion (300 g / 10 l) before planting? I read that this is done in the fall, and whether it is possible in the spring, I do not know.

    • OOO "Sad"

      - Of course, it is possible to process, and to some extent this replaces chemical treatment for diseases and pests, especially thrips (100 g of garlic juice, 1 liter of water, soaked for 2-3 hours).
      When pre-sowing treatment, etchants with fungicidal and insecticidal properties are more often used, for example, “Maxim” or “prestige” (according to the instructions). I use the suspension "Prestige" + "Fundazole" (the second half dose) - I dip it immediately before planting.

  4. Olga Zaitseva, Kuvandyk

    If you plant gladioli in mid-May, now you need to leave the bulbs in the refrigerator? Or is it already possible to get it out and put it in the room?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - If the period (mid-May) is important, keep in the refrigerator. For large bulbs, two weeks for vernalization in the room is more than enough, and small ones can dry out. Then navigate along the birch - its leaves are blooming, which means it's time to plant. When planting in the heat, the root system develops worse. Tip: plant gladioli in two to three terms with a weekly interval. The flowering period will be extended.

  5. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    For some reason, the children of gladiolus grow slowly, blooming soon. And will bulbs of the 3rd parsing bloom?
    Lyudmila Gladchik. Pskov

    • OOO "Sad"

      - So that bulbs of normal size grow out of the children, plant them as soon as the weather permits, without waiting for the soil to warm up to + 8-10 degrees. If there is snow, sprinkle ash on the site - it will melt faster. Then cover the earth with foil.

      And as soon as you can dig it up - plant it. Build a film greenhouse on top. Before the emergence of seedlings do not remove the shelter, only in the heat, open the ends. And do not let the baby blossom at the end of the season - break off the arrows. There you can plant small onions of the 3-4th parsing, with such a “fit” they will certainly bloom.
      According to the northerners, they grow gladioli in boxes or peat pots on the windowsills (verandas) with light. And when the weather permits, they dig in these containers in the garden.

  6. Angelina Myslina, Pushkin

    Last summer is not the most favorable for heat-loving flowers, so I was afraid that my gladioli would rot, but surprisingly dug up the grown onions. But the flowers were embarrassed - there were some white specks on the petals. Maybe I overfeed them or was affected by excessive humidity?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - Spots and spots on flowers can appear for various reasons. The most harmless - the result of burns from fertilizing and chemical treatments. They can also be from thrips, which is also not dangerous.
      The most unpleasant option is a viral infection of the plant. In recent years, viruses have been activated, and there are several of them, and they parasitize on very many plants, including gladioli. Infection, in contrast to fungal infections, does not appear in any way on the bulbs and children on vegetative plants; sometimes it can be found in the form of streakiness on foliage and in the uncharacteristic color of the flower (spots and strokes). When infected with several viruses, the plants look oppressed, deformation and the development of dwarfism are possible. In the end, the bulb in the next season can give a bunch of thin shoots and die. The virus is transmitted through insect bites (thrips, aphids, etc.) and work tools.

      Sick plants destroy. They cannot be treated. Only insect treatment helps so that viruses from other plants do not transfer to gladioli or from infected gladioli to healthy ones. This should not be taken as a catastrophe, but it is necessary to fight by treating the plants from pests with Aktara, Confidor or Aktellik (according to instructions).

  7. Yana Labun

    When digging corms, soft specimens came across. After drying, there were even more of them. What could it be from?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - Perhaps the bulbs “cooked” during drying from a heat source or were affected by boratitis. If this is a physiological decrease in turgor at some stage of drying, then everything returns to normal. This happens occasionally with us, if, for example, a gladiolus is pulled out of the ground and left with tops for several days. Those affected by botrytis will rot very soon, so keep an eye on the condition of the planting material.

  8. Olga Vlasenko

    In preparation for storing corms of gladioli, I found that some of them have thrips. Probably brought an insect into the garden with planting material. Processed all the bulbs with Fufanon solution. Will it save you from the pest?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - Do not think that thrips came to you with planting material. This pest lives in nature. He is on field daisies, as well as on phlox and dahlias. Unless marigolds are poisonous to him. They say that the Dutch greenhouse trip adapted to the "chemistry".

      You did the right thing that you processed the bulbs with “Fufano-nom” (follow the instructions). This drug saves from thrips and onion mites, as it is an acaricide. Of course, all new plants entering our gardens bring new varieties of fungal diseases. This is inevitable. However, they are transmitted not only with the juice of diseased plants, but also through overseas vegetables and fruits, their purifications and residues sent to compost.

  9. Tatyana Grigorievna VYAZOVA, Nizhny Novgorod

    Advise how to prepare gladioli for planting?
    What is the dry distillation method?

    • OOO "Sad"

      It is known that germination of gladiolus bulbs usually takes several weeks. But it is worth it: germinated specimens bloom faster after planting in open ground.

      Having got gladiolus after winter storage, you need to prepare them. First, carefully remove the cover flakes and check for damage. Secondly, do not remove several layers of scales at once, because under them a stem could already begin to sprout, which can be easily damaged. You need to remove it carefully - layer by layer, and carefully tear off the old layer from the root bottom.
      All visible damage must be cut with a knife and disinfect the bulbs in a solution of potassium permanganate or apply the drug "Maxim".
      Often, gardeners are interested in when to get gladioli after winter storage. It will depend on when they are planted in the flowerbed. If you decide to place the bulbs in spacious pots, this will allow for planting earlier than usual: in good weather - at the end of April.
      To apply the dry forcing method, you need to take a paper box from under the eggs and place the bulbs in the bottom of the cell down. Soil and water will not be required. Do it at the end of March. The procedure goes from 3 weeks to a month. At this time, you will have to control it so that the sprout looks strictly vertically, otherwise the escape curve will grow. Florist answered questions from readers
      Anna Petrovna Blazhko, Minsk

  10. Polina P

    No matter how hard I try, I never manage to grow tall gladioli. Not only short stems are produced, but also small flowers. Tell us what to do,
    to admire truly beautiful gladioli?

    • OOO "Sad"

      To make gladioli impressive, there are many rules to follow. First, as early as March, bulbs should be taken out of storage, freed from scales and laid out in a bright place.

      Secondly, since gladioli are very fond of light and heat and do not tolerate strong gusts of wind, they should be planted in a sunny and protected place.
      Thirdly, on the prepared bed of the onion, you need to deepen it with 10 cm, having previously put some sand on the bottom of the hole. After that, the place prepared for planting is poured abundantly with water, the bulb is placed in the dirt, and the ground mixed with sand is poured on top. No dressings do not need!
      Leave the planting alone until the first sprouts appear. This is a signal that you need to water the plants well - just like when planting, so that the earth turns into "liquid porridge." Then you need to water the flowers only after the soil has dried.
      After watering, it is imperative to loosen the ground, weed weeds and mulch the soil. Plant bulbs need at a distance of at least 20 cm from each other. And in order to prolong flowering, the bulbs should be planted in several stages at intervals of a week. And since gladiolus flowers are fragile and unstable, they also need props.
      It should be noted that the best place to buy gladiolus bulbs are specialty stores. When purchasing planting material, ask the seller, where he brought.
      If you do not live in a region with a warm climate, then you should not take planting material grown there - it is unlikely to adapt to your latitudes. It is also worth saying that the gladioli of the Dutch selection can please you no more than one season. So is it worth it to splurge on such a fleeting beauty?

  11. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    How can you rejuvenate gladiolus bulbs?
    Rimma Yakovlevna

    • OOO "Sad"

      This can be done in several ways.
      The first. It is necessary to remove the old scales from the bulbs, cut them vertically, taking into account the number of sleeping eyes, sprinkle the cuts with ashes or smear them with a pink solution of potassium permanganate, and then let them dry for a while. After this procedure, you can plant future gladioli on a previously prepared permanent place. Prepare it like this: make grooves, pour sand on the bottom, lay out the prepared onions, then sprinkle them with sand, and above them with earth. second. In order not to damage the sleeping eyes, you need to carefully clean the bulbs of old scales and cut horizontally in half. Then immediately plant the halves.

      Slices can not handle anything.
      As practice shows, thanks to the first method, you can get several gladiolus divisions at once, which in the future will give children. But their age will be short-lived - they will bloom for only 2-3 years, and then grow old.
      The second method may please longer. Rejuvenated bulbs will bloom next year, and so will be over the years 5. And be sure to give the kids for the next rejuvenation, which will surprise with their power. Only kids will not bloom right away. We'll have to wait.

  12. Sofya GUSEVA

    Gladiolus: only young and healthy

    Skotopa September to mid-October digging gladioli.
    Corms ripen through 30-40 days after flowering plants. I work in dry weather, having checked in advance with the recommendations of the lunar calendar. In order not to damage the gladioli, I dig up the ground deeper than the landings are located.
    Further scheme is as follows.

    I dug out corms and break out a flower stalk with leaves, leaving them for a few hours in the air to dry.
    I clean the old roots, remove the sick and damaged parts. It is better to tear off the roots, and not to cut them off so that the stumps do not rot. I take away for storage 2-3-summer plants. Corms older than five years old are thrown away: they grow worse, are weaker, and diseases are more likely to cling to them.
    My bulbs in a pink solution of potassium permanganate, dried and placed in boxes, which I put in a warm room.

    I dry out another month. Gladioli are better kept with children, so I separate them in the spring before planting.
    Then lay out in a single layer in small cardboard boxes for varieties and colors. I keep at home in a dark cool place.

  13. Olesya PRIVALOVA, Krasnodar

    To tall gladiolus grew evenly, they should be tied to the support.

  14. T. Mikheeva, Obninsk

    I mixed bulbs of gladioli of different colors. Can you determine the color of the inflorescences in appearance and color of the bulb?

    • OOO "Sad"

      The color of corms of gladioli varies from white to black and cherry. There is no strict relationship between the color of flowers and corms. But, as a rule, in varieties with light flowers, corms are also light. In appearance, one can assume the age of the bulb: young plants have bulbous-rounded forms, older ones are flatter. Although the size and shape of the corms depend on the conditions of germination. The size of the bulb affects the growth and development of the plant - a larger shoot forms a larger shoot with large inflorescences and flowers, such plants bloom earlier.

  15. Elena KIRYASHINA, Ulyanovsk

    Gladiolus is the real king among the flowers. I love him for their favor and variety of colors. To grow beautiful flowers with long peduncles, I have a few secrets.
    A month before planting (in early April) I take out bulbs from the refrigerator and clean them from scales. If the corms have any damage, then cut the affected area to a healthy tissue and place the cut with grease. I spread the bulbs in one layer sprouts up in the box and leave at room temperature for the appearance of the sprout.
    I plant bulbs in early May on a sunny place. In the soil I add 1 tbsp. l urea, a handful of wood ash, 1 tbsp. l double superphosphate per 1 sq. km. m. I dig and a little tamp the back with a rake. Before planting the bulbs, soak for half an hour in a fungicide solution, then dry and plant. The distance between the bulbs in the row and between the rows is 15-25 cm, depending on the size of the bulbs. The larger the bulb, the greater the distance. Planting depth - 10-15 cm. It is convenient to make holes when planting with a special device for planting onions.

    Gladiolus love copious watering (but do not allow stagnation of water on the bed) and loosening the soil. Also, I constantly weed the beds with flowers, as weeds can become a source of fungal diseases.

    I feed gladiolus thrice. When 2-3 leaves grow, I pour them with a solution of urea (2 st.l for 10 L of water). 2-th top dressing I spend when
    a peduncle will appear (1,5 tbsp. l. nitrophoski per 10 l of water). 3rd feeding - after flowering of gladioli, so that the bulbs are better stored (1 tbsp. Of ground superphosphate, 2 tbsp. Of potassium sulfate and 5 g of potassium permanganate I dilute in 10 liters of water and water).

    I dig up the bulbs at the end of September in dry weather. I cut off the stems, leaving a stump a few centimeters. I dry it a month and put it in a tissue bag and store it in the refrigerator in the vegetable compartment.

  16. Olga Persunova, Ramenskoye, Moscow region.

    The second half of May, when the soil becomes warm, the optimum time for planting corms of gladiolus
    Large bulbs are planted on light soil to a depth of 12 cm, on clay soil - not deeper than 6-8 cm (counting from the bottom). Corms of the second (diameter 2,5-3,1 cm} and third (diameter 1,5-2,4 cm) parsing to a depth of 4-6 cm.
    position in rows it is more convenient to place them across the ridge with a row spacing of 20-25 cm. and between plants 10 cm for medium-sized varieties and up to 20 cm for varieties with large flowers and corms.

  17. Vera Ilyina Kaluga

    The best neighbors for gladiolus
    I noticed that the gladiolus are much less sick and are affected by thrips if they pick up good neighbors, such as marigolds, calendula, nasturtium and even garlic.
    Marigolds, like gladioli, love fertile soil and are very photophilous. At the end of May, I plant their seedlings along the plantations of gladioli. Less than a month later, they begin to blossom, forming a bright border (I select low-growing varieties), which does not lose its decorative qualities until the frosts.
    No less useful and nasturtium with calendula. They, like the marigolds, also have phytoncidal properties, repel soil pests, nematodes and disinfect the soil on which they grow.
    I sow them directly into the soil with seeds.
    Another good neighbor for gladioli is garlic. Planting his teeth in the winter, at the same time as autumn, I am preparing a place nearby for gladioli. I dilute the soil with sand and humus. In the summer I feed them with ash. We harvest flowers and bulbs, always happy.

  18. Alla Vladimirovna Pavlova, Rybinsk. Yaroslavl region

    Gladiolus - a difficult culture. Consider the most common mistakes made by inexperienced growers, and the problems that arise when growing them.

    Improper selection of planting material: - if the corms are old or small, flowering may not occur; - the purchase of foreign planting material that is not adapted to the existing climatic conditions, for example, even from the same Holland, may result in the plants blooming in the first year, but in the second or third year they will get used to the new conditions and are unlikely to please flowering. Wrong landing site choice: - if you have been planting gladiolus in the same place for more than a year, the plants may become sick, and it is also worse to bloom or not to bloom at all; - planting in the shade threatens that gladioli if blooming, much later, and varieties of medium and late flowering are unlikely to bloom at all; - Landing in poorly ventilated areas many times increases the risk of developing fungal diseases.

    Wrong landing:

    -If both adults and young corms are planted together, the former will oppress the latter. It is better to plant them indiscriminately; - too deep planting of bulbs. Correct, not interfering with flowering, is equal to three bulb diameters. Unfavorable weather conditions: - if the summer is too hot and dry, be sure to water the plants at least once a week. A lack of moisture will adversely affect flowering. If the heat has been standing for a long time, water them every night. - Wrong agricultural technology: - poorly affects flowering, and the general development of plants lacks nutrients. If your soil is light and poor, it is advisable to pamper them not only with root, but also with foliar top dressing; - Do not forget about loosening the soil, without this, corms can not bloom; - mulch planting - this is one good; - It is very important to cut the flowers correctly. Be sure to leave at least four leaves on the plant. Otherwise, no nutrient outflow occurs and a weak corm replacement is formed. Pests: - if corms are damaged by wireworms, do not expect flowering from such plants; - The real scourge of gladioli - thrips imported with imported planting material. Especially they harm corms during the winter dormancy period, significantly weakening them.

  19. Yulianna PULENKOVA, Krasnodar Territory

    Gladiolus in stockings
    When I plant cleaned corms gladioli on a bed, always carefully examine them.
    If I notice the slightest signs of disease, I immediately reject it. Most often gladioli suffer from fusariosis, or dry rot.
    My experience has shown that the biological method of struggle is effective against fusariosis.
    3 kg of garlic I skip through the meat grinder and, mixing the gruel with 10 l of cold water, I insist at least 3 h. I wash the corms together with the babies into the old nylon stockings and put it into 2-3 seconds into this infusion. Then I drain the liquid and hang my stockings with gladioli in the shade to dry. The treatment is always done with gloves, as the solution turns out to be vigorous, so you can burn your hands.

  20. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Teach me, please, how to feed gladiolus?
    Alesya D. SHITIK

    • Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

      These flowers during the growing season must be fed three times. The first - after the appearance of 3-4 leaves with full mineral fertilizer, the second time - in the phase of 5-6 leaves with the same composition, and the third dressing is given during budding only with phosphorus-potassium fertilizer.
      It is important to know that for gladioli dangerous excess nitrogen is dangerous, it can lead to poor ripening of corms and their death during winter storage.

  21. Irina NOVOSELOVA, Dolgoprudny

    At the beginning of the month, I feed gladioli. I make the extract of superphosphate (it is poorly soluble in water): 200 g superphosphate (double - 100 g) pour 1 l of hot water and leave for an hour, stirring constantly. Then 0,2 l extracts I dilute in 10 l of water, add potassium sulfate (30 g) and water the flowers.

  22. Leonid KHANBEKOV, the city of Zelenograd

    Gladiolus blossom longer!
    Twice a month for an interval of 2 weeks, I feed (water) gladioli with solutions of superphosphate (25 g per 10 L of water) and potassium sulfate (15 g per 10 L of water). They then bloom for a long time.

  23. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Gladiolus curves. I kept my gladioli in the vestibule, in a box. Preserved well, but here sprouts germinated somewhere to the side. How to plant such bulbs. Straighten sprouts or not?

    • Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

      When storing gladioli, many make the mistake of piling the bulbs in a box somehow. As a result, some bulbs lie on their sides or generally upside down. When sprouts begin to grow, they stretch upward, and in relation to the bulb look somewhere in the side.
      If you plant such bulbs as expected - roots down, then there will be no good peduncle. The stalks of gladioli are reluctant to change position and do not straighten. Therefore, bulbs with “crooked” sprouts are planted so that the sprout is upright. Put the bulb on its side, the roots will grow in the right direction.
      The depth of embedding the bulbs 10-15 cm, depending on the size of the bulb. With a shallow landing, the bulb will turn out of the ground in a strong wind.
      For the future: store gladioli, laying bulbs with buds up. Then they will germinate correctly and the shoots will be vertical.

  24. Raisa CHERMANENKO, city of Kramatorsk

    As soon as the soil warms up well, I plant gladioli. In advance I bring into the ground 60-80 g nitrofoski on 1 sq.m. When planting corms I focus on their size: large (2 cm in diameter) send to a depth of 5-10 cm, for medium (diameter - from 1 to 3 cm) depth 4-7 cm, "trifle" (with a diameter of about 1 cm ) I plant on depth 3-5 see the Distance between corms (as well as between rows) - on the average 15-20 see.

  25. Rafis

    Volumetric and in many respects useful material, but I do not recommend to clean it early from the chalice
    Bulbs gladiolusov.Obychno preparing bulbs for planting is not earlier
    three weeks before planting.


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