Do I Dig up My Gladiolus Bulbs in the Fall?

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You should let the foliage grow as long as possible to help renew the corms. About six to eight weeks after the blooms fade, or after the first frost but before the ground freezes, gently dig up the corms.
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Do I Dig Up My Gladiolus Bulbs in the Fall?
Gardeners in United States Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 6 and colder should dig up gladiolus bulbs, which are actually corms, in fall for winter storage. In zones 7 and 8, apply a thick layer of mulch to protect the bulbs from light freezes.... More »
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Dig up gladiolus bulbs in the fall if they have finished flowering. You want to make sure they are dug up before the ground freezes. The goal is to try and keep them in for as long as possible, as long as they are healthy.
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1. Loosen the soil around the gladiolus in fall, after the first frost has killed back the foliage. Slide a trowel under the corms and lift them out of the bed. 2. Rinse the excess
http://www.ehow.com/how_7474011_dig-up-gladiolus-b...
http://barbarammartin.suite101.com/how-t…. When to Dig Up the Gladiolus Corms.technically it is not a bulb) Let the foliage grow as long as possible to help renew the corms
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201109...
For Dahlias, wait for the first light frost to set down in your Zone 5, and cut all remaining flower stalks down to just 3 inches above the ground. Keep the Dahlias in the ground
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Bulbs-709/bulbs-20.htm
Cut back all of the foliage to six inches above the ground after a hard frost has blackened the foliage. Remove the mulch from around the base of the plants. Use a shovel to carefully
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_5427449_dig-dahlia-bulbs...
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